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Chicken in bacon. No pictures - it's all been scoffed - just a recipe. It's quite easy to make.

* Switch on the oven. 180C.

* We're going to wrap chicken breasts in bacon. Or rather prosciutto: the bacon of the gods. According to the internets it's normally eaten uncooked but if you fry it it turns into the tastiest, bacony-est, bacon you ever ate in your life. Seriously: ordinary bacon has as much flavour as cardboard compared to this. And prosciutto doesn't ooze weird white slime when you cook it.

Anyway, look at the prosciutto. Look at the chicken. Then look at me. Then back to the bacon. Look at the chicken one final time. If you have huge breasts you might want to trim them down a bit so a prosciutto slice can wrap right around them.

* Cover the chicken breasts in flour then into the fry pan with some oil. Really blast them on max heat: at this point we're not trying to cook them just brown them up to a golden brown colour.

* Meanwhile lay some prosciutto out flat ready to wrap the breasts. Two slices per breast.

* Lay the breasts on the bacon. Twist of black pepper. Sprinkle of mixed herbs. Some thin slices of cheese. Then wrap them up in the bacon. This is an Italian recipe (Petti di Pollo alla Bolognese) so some slices of parmesan would be a good choice. Cheddar is fine too.

* The oven should have got up to temperature by now. Ten minutes and they're done. If you don't have a timer, a leisurely single-pass shave while they're cooking should be about right.

Chicken breasts can easily get dry and tough when they're overcooked. These should come out the oven moist, juicy and tender.
 
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Living the dream - Beef Pasty. In hindsight I should have popped some beans in the microwave. As a child, we would open a tin of Jersey New Royals...


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This was going to be grilled lamb and boiled la ratte potatoes yesterday, but I didn't get around to it. So it became a spur of the moment Sunday roast.

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Nothing like a simple meal:- Fillet of undyed Smoked Haddock oven baked in foil slathered in butter with bead and butter

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Good to see proper cutlery - that is a proper fish knife and fork, right?

We went away for a few days the other week and I spotted that they did kippers for breakfast ... so naturally, yes, that was me stinking the dining room out at eight in the morning :ROFLMAO:
 
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We just went to the Toby Carvery*, lol! Not exactly home cooked but I'm not going to do a roast for 2, she loves a Sunday roast.

We were sat next to a somewhat senior gentleman, who came back with the king-size "upgrade for £2 more" plate, piled high. I thought to myself he is never going to eat that lot, not in a month of Sundays. Blow me, tortoise and hare, he apologised to his companions for taking so long, but gradually munched the whole lot, all bar one of his 2 yorkies. I was already thinking "chapeau" and then he said "where's the dessert menu?" I'm a bit of a trencherman myself, but there's no way I could've demolished what he packed away. Hut ab!

*Other carveries are available. Or at least, they were in the 70s/80s!
 

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We just went to the Toby Carvery*, lol! Not exactly home cooked but I'm not going to do a roast for 2, she loves a Sunday roast.

We were sat next to a somewhat senior gentleman, who came back with the king-size "upgrade for £2 more" plate, piled high. I thought to myself he is never going to eat that lot, not in a month of Sundays. Blow me, tortoise and hare, he apologised to his companions for taking so long, but gradually munched the whole lot, all bar one of his 2 yorkies. I was already thinking "chapeau" and then he said "where's the dessert menu?" I'm a bit of a trencherman myself, but there's no way I could've demolished what he packed away. Hut ab!

*Other carveries are available. Or at least, they were in the 70s/80s!

Yeah he probably won't eat again till Tuesday though. :)
 
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Tonight, we had a kinda Hotpot. I had some chicken breasts out to defrost, but then realised I had a glut of mushrooms and a courgette to use up. So, cooked them up with an onion in a pan, cooked the chicken in the oven, spotted some chorizo so gently cooked that off on the hob. Into an ovenproof dish went the chicken, topped with the mushroom, courgette and chorizo, splash of cream and then topped with sliced potato I hurredly boiled while putting everything into the dish. Bouillon poured over and loadsa butter on the potatoes, into the oven at 220 for half an hour to cook on and crisp up the potatoes. It was really good!
 
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