I was supposed to be making Chicken Kievs, or what I like to call ‘like a Kiev’ (lots of herbs and butter but not loads of garlic) but saw that I had some good bacon in the fridge that needed using up so I made a stuffed chicken thing instead!
I mixed a bit of salted butter with some chopped sage and parsley. I placed this in a chicken breast and wrapped it up with some smoked back bacon- this was the Duchy Cherrywood Smoked Bacon which is delicious. I baked it in the oven for 20 mins. With it we had some crispy salad with celery and radish in it and some new potatoes. Really nice, marking the end of Christmas proper.
I’m writing this on Monday night and it’s been a long day at work- and due to loads of sickness it’s going to be a very long week. I do feel quite righteous though as I did manage to get to the gym tonight, so the glass of wine I am having feels well earned! Tonight we have had a very satisfying dinner of meatballs (bought in I have to admit…), spaghetti and a tomatoey, chilli sauce. It was quite scary when cooking as I poured some wine into the saute pan after I had cooked out some garlic and chilli in olive oil and it caught and was burning! Smoke alarms went off and flat full of saucy aromas but it did have a good effect as sauce yummy! However, I will not be flambeing in my kitchen again in a hurry!