Hello Dear Reader,
Firstly, thank fully Foster Mummy rescued me today from the depths of feeling miserable and I am so grateful that I am blessed with a friend who will drop what she is doing, cross counties and come and see me. xxxxxxxxxxxxx!!!! X 10 Million !
Tonight, we are mainly eating chicken stew. Here’s how I do it! Firstly, use the cheapest part of the chicken, the thigh. I have a pan full for £2.25. It will feed us for two day. I get the griddle pan smoking hot, I drop the thighs in, skin side down until the fat start to render. I keep turning until it’s cooked.
Now I get the oven on, I drop the peeled and sliced carrots into boiling water and leave to cook, whilst I chop an onion and a pepper.
I add the onion and pepper into the cooking chicken and cook in the chicken fat.
I add the whole lot, chicken, carrots, one large spud peeled and cut into pieces. I threw in a punnet of cherry tomatoes as they were going soft. I mixed up an Aldi chicken chasseur mix with water and poured that over the top.
I then made dumplings. 200g of SR flour, a pinch of salt and 100g of beef suet with enough water to make a dough. I spooned out dollops and rested that on top of the chicken stew. I have a domed lidded casserole dish, usually used for roasting poultry, but great for making stews or casseroles in the oven.
The finished result, an hour later, was an unctuous and rich stew with fluffy dumplings on top.
No good at all for the waist line but good for the soul on a grey and drizzly winter’s day. We’ll have the same again tomorrow. The cost? 75p per person, per meal.
Love Froogs xxxx