I hate food shopping. I really do.
Shopping overwhelms me.
There are too many decisions, too much noise, and if I go in without a list I immediately forget the three items that I was meant to pick up.
So it’s something I avoid, so when I do go shopping I tend to buy in as much bulk as my small kitchen will allow me to.
All that planning means that I can usually whip something up on those nights when plans fall through.
And so instead of going out for dinner we had an impromptu schnitzel. Well more of a chicken parma but parma purists would be a little horrified by my version.
The (once-frozen)chicken thighs were beaten with a rolling-pin, and then coated in egg and then coated in breadcrumbs. This was the schnitzel part. They were then fried in some oil in a frying pan.
Once the bread crumbs had gone all golden, they went on some absorbent paper (to drain some of that oil), and then onto a baking tray.
On top of the schnitzel went a slice of ham, some grated cheese, and enough tinned tomatoes to just cover the schnitzel. I didn’t want too much tomato stuck to the bottom of the baking tray.
And then to top it off, a line of HP sauce down the centre.
That went into a hot oven for about 10 minutes.
Whilst that was in the oven, I boiled some fresh corn (which once cooked was coated in butter), some carrots, green beans, andbok choy
And this was the end result.
“Next time more chicken”, and “I hope this doesn’t become one of those things that you make once and never make again”.
So smiles all round!