A good day….and a recipe

   Well, we did not think it would be. Youngest was in a very good mood last night, but was awake at 6:00am this morning, and we were expecting the worst. However, we have had no problems at all. It’s 10:30pm, and we are trying to get him to settle down. Fingers crossed !!

   I did chicken for tea tonight. It was a made up dish, that worked very well. I have not got a name for the dish, but it is copied below:

Chicken & Tomatoes

Serves 2

  • 2 chicken legs, divided into thighs and drumsticks
  • Half an onion, diced
  • 2 medium sized mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • 1/2 a 14oz tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1oz of grated cheese
  • 1/2 oz of white breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 oz butter
  • 1 tblsp oil
  • seasoned flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Coat the chicken in the season flour, and brown quickly in the oil and butter. Remove to an oven proof dish and keep warm.
  2. Gently fry the onions until soft, but not browned.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for a few minutes
  4. Add the mushrooms and tomatoes, and a tblsp of water. stir until mixed well. Season with the salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce mix over the chicken legs, and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and cheese.
  6. Place the dish in a pre-heated oven (180 F) for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Serve.

   Unfortunately, I did not get a photograph, but it does look and smells good. We had it with pasta, but it could equally well with a green vegetable and potatoes. Or possibly a salad.