Well looking at the comments I was left last week about feeling like the hamster on the wheel it would appear I am not the only one, but you still left lots of lovely comments. Yes this week has been a little easier and I have managed to get home before the suns goes down.
Today is Father's day here in the UK so just want to wish all the dad's out there a happy father's day. D is still fast a sleep having a well deserved lie in.
So why is the title of my post Thank you Mr Kerridge? Well I don't know about anyone else but I can get very bored with food. I eat a varied diet, D & number 3 on the other hand do not. For number 3 that is down to his autism and bless him when I am cooking he will ask to try something but then once it's ready to serve he can change his mind in an instant. D has got better in the 15 years we have been together. He didn't eat any other meat than pork when I met him and definitely no fish, This has changed over the years and he will eat some fish and now includes chicken as well as pork. Trouble being that he goes to the butchers and we do tend to end up with an awful lot of chicken to the point where I start to feel as though I am about to sprout wings and start scratching the earth and clucking. Yesterday we had decided to have a pre father's day meal as if the weather holds we may go out later today. I had got the chicken breasts out of the freezer and was sat with one or two cook books looking for inspiration whilst watching Saturday Morning Kitchen. During the program that Tom Kerridge had a slot and shared his recipe for Lush lemon pepper chicken. My little ears pricked up and I grabbed a pen and paper and made a note of the ingredients required all of which it turned out were in my store cupboard or fridge.
having sourced a main that just left a pudding.
It's a while since I have looked through my Gary Rhodes books. I have both the Spring-Summer and Autumn - Winter from his Cookery Year series. At one time he never seemed to be off our screens showing us how to make delicious foods and I did get some great tips from Mr Rhodes.
I decided to go with his soft chocolate pudding
and here are the results.
Lush lemon and black pepper chicken
and soft chocolate pudding served with gorgeous clotted cream ice cream
So that is why my post is titled Thank you Mr Kerridge for giving me the inspiration to create a lovely meal.
D told a friend it was the best meal he had had in ages.
I'm not sure whether that was a compliment or not.
And as I hadn't made either of these recipes before it also ticks my June make or bake challenge.
If you want to have ago at Tom's recipe you can click on this link Lush lemon and pepper chicken you won't be disappointed and it is one that will definitely be enjoyed again in our house.
And this is the link to the Soft Chocolate Pudding.
Have a lovely fathers day if you are spending it with yours.
Right time to see if D would like a cup of tea in bed.