I recently whined about missing an unexpected parcel delivery, and how it was going to eat away at me all day wondering what it was…while silently praying to the Vodka Gods that it would be a bubble wrapped George Clooney brandishing a Nespresso.
Alas, it was not.
Despite being bitterly disappointed at George’s no-show, I was buoyed by the contents of the box:
|Pyrex 2 cup Measuring Jug and 2.8Ltr Easy Grab Casserole Dish|
I love me some goodies, especially when they’re unexpected.
The lovely Kellie from Impact Communications sent this surprise parcel of Pyrex cooking goodies for me to do my worst, or rather, best.
And so I figured it was time to put up or shut up on the vege bragging front.
I regularly bang on about how I am known throughout all the land (or at least my own family) for the amount of vegetables I include in any given dish.
And so, thanks to my new Pyrex goodies, I present to you my Chicken and 10 Veg pie of awesome that totally compensates for a whole week's
takeaway 2 minute noodles tinned spaghetti parentally irresponsible meals. I'm working on reducing the length of the name.
Please, please, keep the oohing and aahing to a dull roar.
Now there’s a lot of ingredients, but it’s so full of vege goodness that it’s worth the 30mins prep time.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 bottles of white wine (duh..)
- 600g chicken, cubed (I prefer thigh for taste, but breast is also fine)
- Olive oil and butter for cooking (don’t be scared…butter’s good for you now, haven’t you heard?)
- 4 sheets puff pastry
- 4 teaspoons crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 packet Continental Creamy Chicken soup mix
- 1 of every veg you can get your hands on
|Photophobic veg, absent from this display but absolutely harmed in the making of this recipe: peas and cauliflour|
Now is when you crack open the first bottle of wine, as you look at all those ingredients you’re going to have to prepare….
I had totally typed up a mega huge blog post of every freaking step, but it's not rocket science.
So you cook all the veg.
Then you lightly brown the chicken - in 2 batches if you are not blessed with an enormous pan (not a metaphor).
Then you mix it all together and add the chicken soup mix, and low and behold - you have a savoury pie filling.
Whack it all in a Pyrex Easy Grab Casserole Dish and smugly admire your vege-filled work. Mother of the year. Right here.
Slap the pastry on top, taking out your pent up frustration while stabbing a few air-holes in the top.
Cook that bad boy at 180C (350F) for 30mins. Or, you know, 60mins if you are easily distracted by Twitter and wine. Ahem.
|Action sequence. Please note the straw in the Pyrex Measuring Jug - I am nothing if not responsible with my wine consumption.|
You may note that the 2 bottles of wine are not mentioned in the recipe.
They are your reward and sustenance while preparing such an awesome meal. Go nuts.
But not too nuts. Not until you've finished using the knife. Then knock yourself out (literally, or not).
|Handy for those who find it necessary to measure their wine consumption.|
Toast yourself. You deserve it.
I know it’s a lot of work and a lot of ingredients. This serves our family of 5, with leftovers for #1Hubby’s lunch the next day.
I love that Pyrex is so durable - even I can't burn/bake forgotten meals into these. Everything washes off.
Now, if you’re still with me….the good bit!
Thanks to WordStorm PR and Pyrex, I have a Pyrex 14 Piece Bake & Store Set to give away
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