Hello Dear Reader,
We've been so tired that we've just got by on baked potatoes or soup out of the freezer. I love this simple recipe and in the past, when we've managed somehow to just get the two of us together at Christmas, this has been a version of what I would cook for Christmas lunch.
Simply, slice open a chicken breast and lay a slice of Stilton cheese inside. You could use any blue cheese as the creamy saltiness is a brilliant combination with simple chicken.
Then, wrap the bacon around the chicken breast tucking underneath. Pop into a preheated oven on 180 for 20 - 35 minutes.
Salad was goes really well with this. I sliced an advocado for each of us, one red pepper and two ice gem lettuce. This certainly isn't cheap but as all we've eaten is baked potatoes and veggie soup all week, then it's offset by our previous cheap meals.
Don't worry that the Stilton will melt, use a spatula to scrape it off the pan and pop it under the chicken, you will scoop it up with the chicken when you cut it.
Serve on top of a bed of salad. I made this for DB's birthday supper yesterday and it makes a perfect celebratory meal.
Cost? A lot as I used FR chicken but the cheese, bacon and salad was reasonable. Plus, he only has one birthday a year and he had a fancy supper instead of a present.
Over to you Dear Reader, anyone from foreign climes unfamiliar with Stilton? If you do eat it, then please share what you cook it with. It goes brilliantly with pears and walnuts in a salad if you don't eat meat.
It's the last day of the winter term tomorrow so I'm all yours for two weeks. I'm certainly looking forward to meeting up with friends from Down Thomas, Peverell, Dartmoor, Newbury and of course right here in Liskeard. I'll be catching up with family and just having time to sew and relax.
Love Froogs xxxxx