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Jamie Oliver Lemon & Herb Chicken (and a great use for leftovers!)

jamie oliver woolworths lemon herb chicken

Okay, there’s two reasons that I bought this Lemon and Herb chicken from the Jamie Oliver range at Woolies….
1. It was the day before I get my centrelink payments and I had limited funds
2. I wouldn’t pay a markup normally for something I can easily do myself (put herbs on a chook and shove cut lemon up its butt)
3. (three?) I was on my way home from a fairly intense (as they have been lately – we’re getting towards the end of the block I’ve been allotted so trying to cram some stuff in) psych session and my brain wasn’t working, so doing anything beyond throwing things in the oven was beyond me.

So, a half price, already seasoned chook (though they expect you to put salt on it and a sploosh of olive oil before you throw it in the oven) was perfect. Plus there were spuds and the like at home for a quick roast dinner (yeah, should have had greens, but whatever).

jamie oliver woolworths lemon herb chicken with roast veges

Simple and yummy dinner.

But wait, there’s more!

chicken and vege with honey mustards

Since this dear chook afforded us some leftovers (we ate the breast meat the first night), I stripped it down, got a soup pack from the farmers’ markets at Speers Point Park on Saturday, and made what could maybe be called a honey mustard chicken.

simmering vegetables

For us, it was a little over-sweet, as I think the carrots gave enough sweetness without adding the honey, but warm and delish all the same!

chicken and vege honey mustard

I served it with a pouch of quinoa and rice for added roughage. When I cleaned up Mum’s pantry on Mothers’ day, there were a number of these to slowly work through. Think I’m doing a good job at it!

rice and quinoa

Apple Marinated Pork Chops with Garden Vegetable & Quinoa Tilda Rice

possum

There is a Mumma possum and a bub sitting on the shelf in the carport. Right outside my bedroom door. I think it got too hot for them in my roof today, so they wandered out for a bit of breeze.

red apples

We gave them water, they eat the oranges off our tree, and I think I might slip them an apple before I got to bed, like the ones I used for marinading our pork chops last night.

pork chop

Found a pair of pork chops in the freezer, and had some Tilda quinoa and vege rice mix to try (2 mins in the microwave!), so got marinading!

tilda garden vegetable and quinoa rice pouch

grated apple

Grated up some apple, and added soy sauce, olive oil, paprika and garlic

marinade with garllic

It turned out delish!!!

om nom nom

Awesome things on a Thursday

Some things I’ve seen or tried this week and love:

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Melinda’s Gluten Free Goodies Sweet Caramel Cakes (baked for a meeting which kinda dissolved when there were two of us. But we still ate cakes)

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Twinings Camomile and Spearmint herbal tea.

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Deek’s Quinoa Loaf. Half price, so I finally tried it. Yum lightly toasted with tahini for afternoon tea.

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An item a week! RRP $15 is a bit steep though to collect the set. *sigh* My Hello Kitty dinner set will have to wait.

What do you like this week?

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