I am a huge fan of having multiple ready made meals in the freezer for when it really is just too much of an effort to think about the family dinner.
After picking up a BBQ chicken for dinner a few days ago I was left with quite a bit of meat left over, and being a lover of all things pastry, a pie was the natural metamorphosis. I made 12 mini pies and a couple of larger ones and still had some white sauce leftover to make some Tuna Mornay. It’s amazing how many meals you can cheaply produce with just a few basic ingredients.
When I make White Sauce I always make a big batch of it as it really is so useful to have on hand. Just some of the ways you can use White Sauce is…
As a pie binder – like for this recipe
Baby food – mix it with cheese and finely chopped broccoli or carrot etc
PLUS, it freezes exceptionally well! Just portion it into batches of convenient sizes and you will always have that special extra element on hand.
The mini pies are the perfect size for lunch. Just make up a nice salad and a zingy dressing to have on the side – especially great for when you have friends drop around.