D is away officiating in the Tour of Britain, Britain’s premier professional cycling race, he left on Saturday and will be back in 9 days. In the interests of economy, I decided that I would buy a free range, local chicken to eat for the week- lunch and dinner. On Sunday the chicken, lemon zest and tarragon under the breast skin, lemon juice squeezed on top and salted with Fleur de Sel, was roasted on a bed of sliced onions scattered with thyme leaves and canola oil. I also roasted potatoes from my daughter’s garden with sweet potatoes. I simmered some cauliflower and runner beans (again from Jay’s garden) in lightly salted water and made a delicious gravy from the juice of the chicken.
On Monday, I simply re-heated some of the chicken and the remains of the vegetables. Not quite as tasty as it was on Sunday but I wasn’t hungry afterwards.
Tonight, I chopped some of the leg meat and fried it with a (bottled) roasted red pepper, some of the remaining onions and gravy and combined it with cous-cous which I made with a spoonful of Marigold stock granules, some thyme leaves, a sprinkling of garlic granules, a squeeze of lemon and a knob of butter. It was quite delicious. I wonder what tomorrow will bring – oh yes, more chicken!