Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Super Simple Supper

Some days are so busy that it seems that you'll never have time to get everything done. Yesterday was one of those days for me.

I have a big legal battle going on with one of my tenants, I had invited a friend for tea (together with her 3 adorable children) and we had workmen installing our new solar system.

The house was chaos. People walking in and out the house (with dirty shoes), banging on the roof, watching the children so they didn't get hurt with all the power tools scattered throughout the house and back yard, serving tea and cake and making cool drinks to keep the "work force" hydrated (it was an extremely hot day yesterday).

And at the end of this, I still spent half an hour on the phone to my internet service provider trying to fix Markwin's broadband connection (which is still not working)!

So as you can see, things got very hectic, but I still managed to rustle up a wonderful meal. I love these one dish wonders. You basically throw everything into a roasting dish, turn on the oven and 60 -70 minutes later you have a meal which is filled with flavour and still gives the satisfaction of homemade heaven!

Chicken in a Flash Dish

8 pieces of skinned Chicken (you can leave the skin on)
1 Lemon cut into 8 pieces
2 Large Onions cut into quarters
8 Black Olives
15 Roma Cherry Tomatoes (not the very small ones)
15ml Olive Oil
5 Sprigs of Rosemary
Salt and Pepper to taste
Optional extra:
60ml Garlic and chili relish (from a bottle)

Place all the ingredients, except the relish in a roasting dish and bake for about 60 minutes on 180°C.
Increase the heat of the oven to 200°C and stir in the relish (you can use any relish or chutney which you have in the cupboard - even tomato sauce at a push).
Bake until browned and cooked through.
Serve with rice, pasta or couscous.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a hectic day - but looks as if dinner turned out well :)

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