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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

Fiona’s Cooking a Lamb Roast

*ahem*

Before Tom Cruise became a Scientology nutter, we’d all remember that line.

But can MY lamb roast stack up to Tom Cruise?

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
Garlic and Rosemary

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
Stuffed into the meat, coat with olive oil and sea salt

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic
Chop the veges the neighbour brought over

And whack it all in the oven for a couple of hours, with the veges covered for most of it, unconvered for the last 30 minutes.

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

Yup, think it stacks up, even against a Tom Cruise on the couch.

Roast Lamb with Rosemary and Garlic

What’s your favourite way to do “a roast”?

Souper Weather

We ended up using the contents of my Fruit and Veg box win for good, not evil (including banana and pears for snacking this week).

Roast Chook
A yummy roast chook for Sunday and Monday

Soup
And yummy, but less pretty Curry/lentil soup. See below the cut for what went into that one.

(ps only 3 more days to end to win The Purple Glitter Jesus Money Box. Jesus is currently in my fruit bowl.

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