Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thought for Thursday

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Edith Sitwell

Oh, I do love winter. My week held; a comforting coffee and chat courtesy of Liesa when I popped into Handmade Heaven to drop off some orders. I also bought some of the snuggly flannelette pyjamas she has in the shop for the little buttons and I am predicting a comfy night's sleep for all.

Good food this week was a knockout batch of Apricot Chicken. One of those old favourites that is yummy and delicious on a cold winter's night. Your Mum probably made it for you when you were a wee one.

COAT 1.5kg of chicken pieces in flour.
COMBINE a 405g tin of apricot nectar with a packet of French Onion soup mix in a small saucepan.
STIR until it thickens.
PLACE chicken in a casserole dish.
POUR nectar mixture over chicken.
BAKE in a moderate oven for 1.5hrs.
GARNISH with toasted almonds and fresh green herbs.

Which brings me to tonight. Whilst we don't have a friendly fire to sit beside, Mr Button does have the heater roaring and we are wrapped in blankets and sipping tea as I am working on this post. It is a picture of domestic bliss. Ahh, there really is no place like home!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it funny how people can be so different... note my most recent blog post haha...

    I'll admit the thought of winter is lovely, the reality of winter doesn't agree with me so much :P