So! I’ve been meaning to share some of my favourite meals with you all for a while now.
Meals and meal plans and things that we love to eat as a family.
This first edition is one of my easiest and favourites recipes that I make. The photo in this blog is actually one that William my Step Son made.
I love making this but sadly the day I had planned on us having this, Frank made a very ugly appearance. (Frank is the name of my FND! – go read about him in another blog!)
So with my assistance our eldest made this all by himself.
Before I tell you how to make it let’s get one thing straight!
I’m not going to turn into some full time food blogger, the aim is to share ideas as personally it’s something I lack when planning meals and I’m always after simple ideas. Secondly, I’m not one for making things up, the ideas just aren’t their. The food blogs I do will always be a recipe I have used from another website. I may have adapted it over time but generally it’s something I’ve collected along my years of having my own home. Thirdly and lastly. I don’t like fancy s**t I can’t pronounce where I’ve never come accords the ingredients in Aldi lol!
So there you go!
This meal is a favourite, it looks nice and fancy, and a bit like I’ve made an effort lol!
Vegetables are cooked in a microwaveable bowl, seasoned with salt and pepper, drop of water and covered in clingfilm. Microwave for about 2/3 minutes. Sorted.
Roast potatoes, part boil. I have tried microwaving them for quickness but don’t bother, you won’t get the fluffy edges, just stick with part boiling them. Probably in a pan of boiling water for like 8 mins ish. When you tip them in the colander shake the potatoes vigorously until you have fluffy edges. If they aren’t fluffing you need to cook them more. Once that’s done pop some olive oil on a tray but not too much. Add the potatoes, spray with fry light and stick them in a hot oven.
Hopefully unlike me you may remember to keep going back and shaking the potatoes around so they get evenly crispy (and also so they don’t stick to the tray lol!)! If I am feeling adventurous I might season them with sea salt and rosemary!
Now about the chicken, that’s the easiest and tastiest bit! Get some chicken breast, slice open and get a good size pocket in the chicken. Stuff it with soft cheese, lighter, full fat, flavoured, herb and garlic. Whichever you want it fine. When you have stuffed the chicken, wrap in Parma ham (FYI depending on the size of the chicken you might need a few. Also don’t use bacon that’s a completely different taste and texture for a different type of meal) and then cook in the oven for about 25 mins ish. Basically until it’s cooked.
See easy! Now let it be known that when Ste and I got together I was absolutely shocking at cooking. I didn’t have a clue. I’ve basically taught myself, so if your not great either. Don’t worry, you can get better! Trust me just ask my husband lol!
Now if you want a sauce I do make a sauce that goes with this. It’s just as easy, just get a pan, stick some white wine in (whatever you like), and also some cream (I prefer to use single cream hut it’s your choice). I would say about 125ml of wine then balance it out with cream, add the cream bit by bit and taste until you have the right balance.
You can also cook the chicken in some white wine, add the wine to a saucepan at the end and add cream that way. This way you also get the juices from the chicken. Your call. It’s been a while since I’ve made the sauce so hopefully I’ve remembered it ok lol! The joys of three conditions all with memory problems lol!
If you happen to make this please tag me I’d love to see it.
Come back soon for another of my favourite recipes.