Now I love Jamie Oliver's recipes. They always work for me and I find that most of the time the ingredients aren't too exotic for our local supermarket. (Although the other day I had to explain to the check-out girl that broccoli and cauliflower were not the same thing, but that's a story for another day.) Anyway - I decided to set myself a challenge and cook one of the 30 minute meals in 30 minutes. Yep, it was a slow day here in The Farmhouse and I needed a little motivation. The meal I chose was Chicken Pie, French Style Peas, Sweet Carrot Smash and Berries, Shortbread and Cream.
Before I started I canned the pudding idea as I already had made a chocolate cake that day and that was on the menu for pudding. Then I looked at the fancy french style peas, had visions of The Farmchildren picking the lettuce out and decided to just go frozen Birdseye peas all the way instead. So basically that left me with the pie, some frozen peas and mashed carrots to magic up in 30 minutes. And you know what? I got there in 30 minutes! Just.
There was only one problem. My kitchen looked like this at the end.
You will note the towel on the floor. That was because Farmgirl wandered in to grab some water in a dish to make a swimming pool for fairies in the middle. The fairies got their pool and I got a bit of a pool on the kitchen floor too. The KitchenAid is up post chocolate cake but the rest of the mess is 100% Jamie and I.
So - has anyone else given a 30 Minute Meal a whirl? What did your kitchen look like afterwards? I wonder what Jamie's looks like.