My friend, Dawn, was over today. She gave me two ideas.
The first one came when I said, 'I have chicken breasts for tonight's dinner, but can't make up my mind what to do with them'.
She told me what they had for their dinner last night, and that gave me the inspiration I needed.
Dawn's meal sounded delicious and had a number of tasty ingredients that I didn't have in, so I went with what I had. I sauteed leeks in butter (a small amount can be seen underneath the chicken here); then browned cornflour-coated chicken breasts in more butter. I mixed some stock, the rest of the leeks, and black pepper, and poured it over this
I then creamed potatoes, made a kind of pie, and covered the potatoes in grated cheese.
I love melted cheese.....
Plenty potatoes - necessary when you've married a guy like the Builder; some roasted carrots, just cos I wanted them, and a tender chicken breast with plenty yummy leeky stuff.
Verdict on the idea#1: excellent.
Then came Idea #2.
Background: I'd run out of dishwasher tablets and had washed the dishes by hand for the past few days.
Oh, I know... 'that's no hardship', 'what did your mother do all these years?', .... yes, I know all that, but...
Well, all you who have a dishwasher know what the 'but' is.
So, Dawn says: 'Oh, you can use Fairy Liquid in your dishwasher'
'Can you?', says I.
'Oh yes. So-and-so has said that to me, and she's done it often when she's run out of dishwasher tablets.'
Bubbles pouring out of the dishwasher
Bubbles, bubbles everywhere
Bubbles which had to be got rid of
A sink full of bubbles and a dishwasher STILL full of bubbles.
Verdict on Idea #2: do I really need to answer that?!