After preaching yesterday, I went into a supermarket nearby for some fresh fruit and vegetables and thought on the spur of the moment, that it would be an idea to have a roast chicken, so I found a lovely plump bird for £6, a large one, and added that to the basket and headed for the checkout.
Driving home, my mouth was almost watering at the thought of this chicken roasted for tea last night, and then the bombshell hit me and I remembered! The oven is broken.......it has been dying bit by bit for some time, and it died on me completely one day last week when I had a couple of things in there and they just never quite got hot, so I had to fire up the little mini oven and cook them one at a time.
You know that me and cash are not parted in a hurry, and so I haven't been very swift to get this oven replaced. [I know it is beyond repair - don't go there.] I'm sure I told you when it died, and I have been thinking about the options on and off ever since. I'm still undecided...
But I do have moments when I forget!
So plan B last night was a baked potato in the little oven and today we have had the chook cooking away in the slow cooker all day - and the aromas filling the house have been so appetising! We have eaten about a third of the chook tonight, with steamed veggies and potatoes roasted in the little oven, and the other two thirds of the meat is in tupperware pots in the fridge, a pot for tomorrow and one for Wednesday. We shall eat at least 12 meals between the 4 of us from this chook and make it very good value for money. The thing that I love about slow cooking a chicken is that the meat just falls off the bones and all I am left with is a little parcel of bones! I shall hop over to Allegra's blog and check out her Rubber chicken posts for some inspiration for the rest of the week.
I've cut the front and back lawns this morning, strimmed the edges at the front, swept the stairs down, helped the FH with his jigsaw, taken the EFG to an after-school appointment, collected 19 eggs in this afternoon, and I am about to go and do some Faith & Worship work now......early to bed tonight as well, I think!
Dorset Summer 2017
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