...faced with the prospect of a tired Daffodil, who had one Japanese slipper under her belt, dinner was a very modest affair tonight. The vegie patches were raided of their lettuce, tomatoes and a cucumber. The freezer was violated for some frozen pancetta and chicken thighs. The grog cupboard offered up some brandy and the fridge surrendered some seeded mustard, olives and anchovies.
So Drunken Daffodils Drunken Chicken was had and enjoyed by all.
Take some pancetta and quickly fry off with 2 anchovy fillets, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 shallots. Add the chooky thighs and sear, turn the heat down and add about 90mls of brandy, 1 tablespoon of seeded mustard, 2 bay leaves and gently saute. If the mix becomes to dry add another splash of brandy, if the cook becomes too dry, add another Japanese Slipper.
Right before serving, add a handful of mixed herbs. Tonights mix was Golden Marjoram, Greek Oregano, Basil, a small sprig of Thyme, and some Sage.
Plate up a salad of fancy-pants lettuce, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, carrots and olives. Dress as desired. Tonights was simply a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Get HH to take a photo, and then tuck in.
Have another Japanese slipper, and then plead drunkeness to avoid dishpan hands.
It worked a treat. I am blogging, and he is dishwashing.
Does it get any better than that?
Daffodils Japanese Slipper recipe is a standard. One part fresh lemon juice, one part Cointreau, one part Midori, sloshed into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake furiously, slosh into a cocktail glass, and then slosh into self.