So today has been a quiet day for Team Pugh – mainly because……Becksie has pretty much lost her voice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lizzie has seemed a little confused as to why her mum, who usually spends most of her day singing and chatting away with her, has been on the whole silent or whispering in a very strange way! Becksie didn’t have the energy to rig up the buggy, rug up Lizzie and walk to the pharmacy (local independent one not a pesky supermarket one) to get all the necessary pills, potions and powders to rid her of her nasty cold and throat so……. she once again turned to food and drink as a source of medicine!
The good old honey and lemon drink was drank in order to sooth the scratchy throat and careful thought was put into dinner: Now when Lizzie had croup a wee while ago some googling told us that cooking a whole chicken was the key to recovery (read about it in much more detail here) but……. we didn’t have a chicken to hand but…….. we did have a pheasant that Ian lovingly prepared last night! So Becksie set to work quite early in the day and let the whole thing cook in one part for about 3 hours! The result a healthy, super succulent, warming and hearty slow cooked pheasant! Served with fresh bread and spiced red cabbage! So if you fancy having a go here is what you do!
So at 3.45pm Becksie put the oven on at 150c!
Roughly chop a selection of good old winter veg! Here’s what we used!
Fry some bacon lardons in some oil (we used rapeseed infused with garlic – yum) in an oven proof pan and add the veg!
Then add a good slosh of water,
Serve and enjoy!