A lot of people like going out for Mother's Day. A posh meal, nice wine, spending the day with family, doing exciting things. But I'm different. I love nothing more than being at home with my husband and children, celebrating them being beautiful children and having a lovely home-cooked meal.
I love cooking so any time I get to do it, and a big meal too, is a bonus and there's nothing better than a good old roast. Roast chicken with new potatoes, roasts, veg and, of course, Yorkshire puddings. Well, I am a Yorkshire lady and so need to know how to make good Yorkshire puddings, I think it's in our genes.
Sometimes, it is hard to find the time to cook everything from scratch though and I use packaged items instead. Well, isn't it better that we are having a roast rather than processed food. Supermarkets serve ready-made chickens for parents with little time, Aunt Bessie’s with a roast dinner in the form of Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes and all that's left is putting the veg and new potatoes on to boil. A simple and quick roast.
I love Aunt Bessie's, or rather the grannies, Margaret and Mabel, who are on more adventures, this time with a mobility scooter. Check it out here:
Making a roast is perfect for Mother's Day, getting to eat warm, hearty food that is comforting. The only problem I have, is that Thomas doesn't like roast chicken and so I make him something different. His very own chicken breast nuggets. They are super easy to make and are ready in no time too.
What you will need:
- 2 chicken breasts
- 100g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 100ml beer (a good quality bitter)
- 50ml fizzy water
- pinch of salt
You simply sieve the flour and then mix all of the ingredients, bar the chicken, together until smooth. Cut the fresh chicken breast into small chunks and then place into the batter whilst you heat up a fryer to full power. Once the fryer is hot enough, pop the chicken in and cook until golden brown. Leave to the cooked nuggets to rest on kitchen roll whilst you use the excess batter to make some scraps in the hot oil.
And that's it. You will be left with scrummy chicken nuggets, made from chicken breast with super crispy batter. Perfect homemade chicken nuggets that take no time at all to cook.
I find that when I make a chicken roast dinner, if I make Thomas these instead, it works just as well and they always get eaten straight away.
But, in the end, I don't really mind what we do this Mother's Day. As long as I get to spend it with my husband and children and get to pop and see our parents, then I'll be a happy lady.
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