I also now have to come up with something that everyone in the family will eat. So I often resort to tins of stuff. I don't do the horrible precooked braised beef stuff but more the tinned vegies etc.
Dinner last night relied heavily on the tin section of my pantry. The recipe is a bit of a "happy housewife" number. If you have major issues with that you are reading the wrong blog...
Basically I cut up a 250g of bacon, fry it up in a pan. Add about 800g of chicken thighs and brown the outside. Then I pop the bacon and chicken thighs in a roasting dish.
I then make an exceptionally tricksy, uber chef like gourmet sauce by combining these three things.
I know - very slack. Just mix the tins of creamed corn and drained butter beans in a bowl. I often add half a cup of cream, but I don't always. Cream comes in tins too....
Then I tip it over the top of the chicken and bacon. Top with some grated cheese and bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour or until the chicken is cooked.
That's it. I sometimes serve it with steamed vegies or on a really slack tart day, with frozen peas. Nigella once described herself as the "Queen of the Frozen Pea". If they are OK for Nigella then they are OK for the rest of us.
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