“Emily you’re not going to be able to blog as much once baby’s here!”
“Erm hello – I’ll do it when baby’s sleeping.”
Yeah: Duh to me that is.
I know you’re all laughing now, shouting in chorus, “I told you so!”
But look, nobody knows what it’s actually like to be a first time Mum until well, you’re a first time Mum.
The first 2 weeks I guess you can just forget because I didn’t know my own name, but you soon get in to the swing of things and whilst my little Maggie was sleeping the other day, I crept in to the kitchen and give cooking a go – for the first time in what felt like ages.
The question was, how long will she be asleep for?
How long is a piece of bloomin’ string.
So, in to one pot quickly went veg, stock and chicken.
Who said I wouldn’t be able to blog and baby?! 😉
One pot chicken stew
One of my main priorities has been to keep up mine and Mr. GTMHTC’s energy because if we’re healthy, Maggie will only benefit.
All you need for this dish is:
3-4 celery sticks roughly chopped
1 carrot roughly chopped – I didn’t even take the skin off
2 good sized potatoes – again chopped in to chunks and skin on
1 onion finely sliced
1 pint of chicken stock but use two chicken stock cubes
3 knobs of butter
The leaves from 4 thyme sprigs
2 chicken breasts diced – take the skin off and leave for later
Salt and pepper
Half a teaspoon of nutmeg
Lightly fry off the onion, nutmeg and thyme in one nob of butter. Season well.
Add in the celery, carrot and potatoes with the other two knobs of butter.
Cook for a couple of minutes, mixing as you go.
Pour in the chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potato is just starting to go soft.
Add in the cubes of chicken and turn the heat up slightly.
Cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Meanwhile, season the chicken skin and place under the grill until crisp on each side.
Then you can serve up and be happy in the knowledge that cooking doesn’t have to be all time consuming and more so, there’s only one pan to wash up!
Amongst the millions of sterilised bottles of course…