I just ate some of the leftovers of recipe #19. They had been stored safely in the freezer – for those of you concerned for my intestinal well-being.
They were leftovers from Marcella’s ‘Pan-Roasted Whole-Boned Chicken with Beef and Parmesan Stuffing’. Here is a photo from the night it was cooked and eaten. This half a chicken was what was leftover from two stuffed chickens.
Leftovers can be very handy when one is lacking in energy or, as my friend once put it, ‘not full of the joys of Spring’. She said that back in Spring. It’s Autumn now. I’m still hanging in there.
There are days when we feel ready to face any challenge that life throws at us. Like this chicken:
There are days when we feel all plump and full of energy or, in the case of this chicken, beef and parmesan stuffing – all ready to be useful and a delight to others. Like this deboned, stuffed, sewn up chicken:
Then there are days when we feel like this:
Leftovers are good for those days.
I’ve not managed to keep up with the blogging of recipes cooked in the past week. There have been several, as you will see from the title of the post. They have been spread across three comforting meals with good friends.
Now it’s time for a little break. Time for leftovers.
Last week at my friends’ table by the Thames: #62 ‘Basic Bruschetta’, #63 ‘Braised Carrots with Parmesan’, #64 ‘Pork Sausages with Smothered Onions and Tomatoes’, #65 ‘Baked Apples with Amaretti Biscuits’ and #66 ‘Celery Risotto’.
A couple of nights ago: #67 ‘Oven-Roasted Tomatoes’ and #68 ‘Braised Pork Chops with Two Wines’ along with a repeat of Marcella’s Polenta Shortcake for dessert, celebrating Stephanie’s newly acquired citizenship in this country, with Stephanie, Hannah and Isabel at my table.