Because I didn’t go to Wells yesterday it meant I could go to my butcher and spend extra money on a really nice free range chicken. Taking inspiration from a book I want (but haven’t read) New English Kitchen (about how you can get loads of meals out of one thing) so actually it wasn’t that much help because I haven’t read it (my brackets are all over the place). Um…so I wanted to see how many meals I could get out of my chicken.
Yesterday I roasted the chicken and had it with cous cous and feta, olives and stuff. Then today I made chicken stock, which I am yet to see the benefits of as it took 2 hours to make 2 pints of stock. Then I decided I wanted to make a pieminster pie so I copied their Chicken of Arragon ingredients and made some filling. Then I decided not to make pie today so I froze the filling but it tastes lovely. Then I engineered a boxing day feast tonight and had cold chicken with bubble and squeak and pickled onions. Oh and I cooked my roast potatoes (this may start to get a bit graphic for vegetarians) in the chicken fat saved from yesterday and I put the chicken juices in the Chicken of Arragon pie filling.
I just browsed Delia for more leftover chicken ideas but started to feel a bit sick.
Chicken sandwiches for lunch tomorrow.