Sunday, 24 November 2013

60 Weeks until .... Number 12 and 13

It's catch up this week.

First up Easy Lemon Chicken

4 chicken breasts (around 250g each)
500g potatoes peeled and chopped into small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 and 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a shallow pan.
Place the potatoes around the chicken.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Combine the vegetable oil, lemon juice, garlic and seasoning
Bake for 50-55 minutes until the chicken is done and the potatoes tender when seasoned with a fork.
Increase the temperature to 200 degrees Celsius and cook for another 10 minutes until the potatoes are browned.

Delicious and enough for three meals.   Yay!   An easy week for meals this week.

Next is Roast Pumpkin, Zucchini, Capsicum and Feta Crustless Quiche.

Cut 500g of peeled pumpkin into 1cm dice and roast in a hot oven
In a pan sauté
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 small red capsicum diced
  • 1 zucchini trimmed and diced
  • (and I added four mushrooms also chopped finely)
Season the mixture well then add the roasted pumpkin.

In a bowl mix together 1 cup self raising flour with six eggs and 100g of grated cheddar cheese.

Add the vegetable mixture to the egg flour and cheese mixture and combine well.

Pour into a well greased and floured 24cm springform cake pan.   Smooth the top and crumble 100g of feta cheese across the top.

Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown and the egg is set.
Serve with a side salad and tomato chutney. 

Yummy!   But should really be called Vegetable Cake as that's what it looks like on the plate.

So this week the HD3QBEM won't have to cook anything, just reheat as needed.   Isn't she lucky to have such a kind daughter ;-)



  1. Both sound really good, especially the quiche! What is capsicum? Thanks for posting the recipes!!

  2. Hi Margaret
    Greetings from Canberra! Heather and I reconnected recently and she gave me a link to your blog when I asked about you and your Mum. This recipe sounds pretty good and I think it might make an interesting change from the otherwise predictable offerings here. Tomorrow evening we have the last lecture in a series Raymond has delivered on Christian apologetics - he has also just finished 15 preaching engagements at the very large Austral-Asian church here where there are many different cultures. We’ve planned a weekend away soon and are both very much looking forward to walking on beaches.
    This comes with love to you and your Mum,
    Janice Wilson