Living in a remote place, when you spontaneously decide to have friends over for supper, you need to be creative from your larder. Now, I must admit, my larder probably has more depth than most, but available ingredients do define the meal. Having a kilo of boneless, skinless chicken thighs started my mind ticking over the possibilities for the meal. The final menu was this: Ab-Fab Chicken (named during the meal), Mushroom Risotto (made in the oven), Swiss Chard with Fruit & Nuts, Fresh Green Beans, and Lava Cakes with Raspberry Coulis & Cream. As I was cooking a bit off the cuff, I may not have photographed as many steps as I would have, had I not had a wine glass in one hand and a spoon in the other. My apologies. Recipes for the other components of the meal will be posted over the next several days.
Anyhow, our friends brought over a couple of bottles of wine, and we had a wonderful meal! Continue reading