Good evening dolls,
On Monday both my brother and my dad left our lovely little home not scheduled to return for a few days. Rhett, the brother, was off to school camp (he’s a PE teacher) and my dad was off to Sydney for work. This left my mum and I with a house to ourselves for at least 2 nights. Despite a little sadness for the missing members of our family, mum and I also revelled in the little freedom this week offered because it was just us girls.
Now I don’t know about your relationship with your family or mother but mine is a close one. Especially with my mum. We’ve always been that way. I’ve always told her everything….well mostly and despite our very vocal arguments we’ve always gotten along splendidly. I’ve had many friends who have been part of the “I Hate my Mum” crew but I’ve never even thought of signing up. It’s just never been like that.
When the boys go away, this is when my mother and I play. 🙂 We get to;
- watch all our girly shows without complaint
- bring my puppy Ruby in without complaint and,
- make yummy dinners that we love without complaint
Hmm. I’m sensing a pattern here.
Anyway, first night they are gone mum and I enjoyed big bowls of stroganoff and rice in front of the TV while Ruby sat happily at our feet.
Stroganoff = one of my fave meals.
Boys = hate it.
Last night, I decided I’d return the favour. Mum has been cooking for me for about, ummmm, my whole life so I figured I’d let her take the night off and whip her up something yummy. My dinner expertise outside of varying types of pasta is in definite need of improvement and what better person to use as my guinea pig than the mumma.
I decided on Spicy Chicken Breasts with Avocado Sauce, a recipe I found in the free Coles magazine I picked up when I was grocery shopping the other day. What could possibly go wrong? (Well, a few things actually but I’ll save that for later.)
Being able to serve my mum up some dinner without her having to do anything was a great feeling and something I’ll hopefully be able to repeat again soon. Gotta share the love. I must admit, dinner did taste delicious however, I do have some tips if I was going to try the recipe again or for those of you who want to try it.
- Make the avocado sauce first
- Don’t put the potatoes on too early
- Make sure you use really tender chicken so it’s easy to slice
- Serve everything as soon as it’s ready and hot!
My dish may have been a little more on the warm side but hey, it was a first try and not everyone’s perfect. As my mum said, “I don’t care, I just like having someone make me dinner for once!” Warm fuzzies all round.
If your mouths watering go and have a look at the website and try it yourself. 🙂
Lady Jayy. xo
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