As promised a light and fluffy food based post! And……. as it’s Thursday night that means only one thing. Its time for our mini series called (as the title may suggest) Thursday Night Tea!
For some reason (trying to eat frozen summer vegetable gluts) we feel as though we haven’t done a really good shop for a while so perhaps next week we shall, along with a pantry and freezer audit. ROCK AND ROLL! A total spend of £23. 85 at the lovely Faringdon market, butcher and baker and in Wantage today.
So Tuesday night saw us have Mammar and Da over for a roast chicken dinner. Wednesday night we had a leftover Chicken lasagne (fry onions, leeks, celery in a bit of the chicken jelly, add mustard, wine and a few other bits and pieces from the ingredients cupboard, layer with lasagne sheets and a homemade white sauce). Tonight……. Left over mild sort of chicken curry and rice. This is a Da CLASSIC and was always a childhood favorite of Becksie’s. It’s a great quick practical dinner that Becksie has made her own version of. It’s good but Da’s is still better. We hope Lizzie will make this for her children in the future.
Get the rice on – (2 cups of water for ever cup of rice – boil until dry, turn off the heat cover with a lid and leave for five minutes – perfect).
Chop an onion into rings and a clove of garlic. Fry gently until they start to soften. Add a couple of teaspoons of gram masala and some turmeric for fun. Add any chopped veg you have to hand, a chopped apple and a handful of sultana type affairs. Add a generous glug of water and simmer.
Season – probably add more gram masala. Add some cream, yogurt or milk and serve with rice.
Very nice, economical and healthy.