Dinner tonight.

I got fed up being kept out of the kitchen so had a rummage round to see what I could knock up quickly and more or less within the diet rules.

Sliced some chicken, made a simple marinade from cumin and olive oil, tossed it about a bit… and left it in the fridge for an hour or so.

Cooked/blanched some broad beans and two bunches of asparagus (sliced into 2 – 3 inch lengths). Peeled the broad beans, threw them in a bowl with the asparagus, 200 grams of halved cherry tomatoes, a handful of Parmesan, couple of teaspoons extra virgin olive oil *and* a ¼ cup of fresh basil.

Dusted with coarse ground black pepper and salt and stuck it in the fridge after ‘testing’. Tastes pretty good so far!! 🙂

Ok the Parmesan and olive oil might be a bit on the edge but what the hell – it’s only once!

Chicken is cooking slowly in a covered dish in the oven at 180ºC… will leave it 40 mins and serve. Will serve it on a bed of mixed salad leaves when the wife comes home… and no doubt wolf it down!!

Edit:
The salad was very nice actually… but overall the meal would have been better had I remembered to knock up some salsa verde (or similar) to go along with the chicken. Damn… even a standard pesto would have done!! Still… it wasn’t too bad really 🙂


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