Chicken, chicken, chicken & Ribs.

The first chicken meal – Bruschetta with Chicken Livers in Red Wine Sauce

Apparently, this topping was classic French ‘peasant food’ at its best which makes sense as these cost £1.20 for two tubs. In all honesty, neither of us were looking forward to these.

Trim the livers and place in a bowl, cover with milk and leave to soak, overnight if possible but if bot, a good few hours.

When ready to cook, toast some good bread then cut a clove of garlic in half and rub over the bread. Keep the garlic, finely chopping it.

Drain the livers and toss in seasoned flour. Pop some butter in a hot pan and once foaming, add the livers. Seal and brown for about a minute.

Pop finely chopped shallots into the pan and add the garlic and some thyme leaves.

Deglaze the pan with some red wine, scraping the bottom of the pan. Add beef stock, a splash of balsamic vinegar and some tomato purée. Season and stir, keep stirring until it reduces a little.

Serve on the toasts. Scatter with a little parsley.

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Not everyones cup of tea but they were really good.

This was dinner…31st July 2014.

Well, we find ourselves at the 1st August already. Time really does fly doesn’t it? Today’s chicken? Shop bought chicken burger. We were going to have a risotto but I couldn’t be bothered to make it when I got home from work and we already had these in.

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This was dinner…1st August 2014.

Chicken number 3 was courtesy of Frankie & Bennys, a visit from the in-laws and my 10 year old niece, who I do believe, will be taller than me the next time I see her, was on today’s agenda.

We all shared the Big Frankie’s Platter which is billed as:

A giant feast of our house favourites; chicken strips, BBQ chicken wings, bacon & cheese and cheese & bruschetta potato skins, spicy onion rings, bread sticks and toasted garlic ciabatta bread.  Served with a selection of delicious dips and crunchy celery sticks.

Then I went with a Crisp Chicken Philly Burger:

Southern fried chicken breast strips served in our toasted sesame seed bun with mayo, crispy bacon, fresh baby gem lettuce and tomato topped with our jalapeño cheese sauce. Served with house fries and a pot of coleslaw on the side.

A chicken burger again? I couldn’t help it, it was the jalapeño cheese sauce that did it. I finished it off with the obligatory cosmopolitan. Mr S gave a group of girls a laugh when he walked out of the restaurant with my lime green satchel whilst I paid a visit to the ladies.

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This was dinner…2nd August 2014.

On Sunday, a lovely sunny day, I had a hankering for corn so the risotto went out of the window, we walked to Morrisons and bought ribs, corn cobs and coleslaw. I didn’t particularly enjoy them, other than the corn which was delicious.

This was dinner…3rd August 2014.

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