Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Yum! Chad made rissoles for our dinner tonight. We made use of the food processor for a change to shred the bread and slice up the onion and capsicum. The mince we used was given to us by one of his mates. They have a farm down in Collie and were kind enough to gift us mince and sausages the last time they slaughtered a cow!
He topped it off with maashed potato and steamed vegetables and a splash of tomato chutney.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Earlier this week I felt like eating roast chicken. We had lamb out so I made do with a lamb stew and saved up the chicken roast until Sunday evening!
I did a quick search of my cookbooks and failed to find a roast chicken recipe, so I turned to the internet and Jamie Oliver for some inspiration. I used his recipe for Roast chicken with lemon and rosemary.
1.2kg free range chicken
1 large lemon
1 bulb garlic, broken into cloves
handful lemon thyme
handful rosemary sprigs, leaves picked
Boil a large pot of water. Preheat oven to 190C.
Cut the potato into golfball sized pieces and cook with the whole lemon and garlic cloves for 12 minutes.
Drain and allow to steam dry for one minute, then remove the lemon and garlic. Return the potato to the pan and toss. According to JO this will help to crisp up the potatoes when they are roasted.
Stab the lemon ten times. Pat the chicken down with kitchen paper and rub it with olive oil. Put the garlic cloves, lemon and thyme into the cavity. Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting tray and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove chicken and rack from the tray. Add the potato, carrot and rosemary leaves and coat with the fat in the tray. Replace the chicken and rack into the tray and bake for a further 35 minutes.
- JO = Jamie Oliver
- lemon, thyme and garlic all fresh from the garden!
- I skipped the part where JO salts the chicken
- As soon as I placed the lemon in the water I could smell it
- Far too many potatoes! This meal would feed four. JO suggests 2kg of potatoes for the recipe and I used less than half and still think it was too many.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Beetroot from our garden! Chad has been nagging me for a while to eat it, and this week he pulled out a couple to force me to cook them.
It has been sitting in the garden for a little too long! I steamed the beetroot and they were a little bit bland and woody.
I think I need some more interesting recipes.