OK, so it's not exactly Old Mother Hubbard, but what am I going to cook for dinner? It has to appeal to children of 12 and 8 (one gastronomically extrovert, the other who prefers junk), to be nutritionally sound and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Fortunately, I have a fridge as well. And in it lurks a packet of chicken breasts and a few vegetables on the brink of decay. Tonight we will be having glazed chicken and fried rice, with strawberry fro-yo for pudding if I can chip it out from the permafrost in the freezer.
|The cupboard wasn't bare but it wasn't very inspiring|
Mix together 4tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2½ tbsp brown sugar and 1 tbsp tomato puree. Brown chicken in pan and remove from heat. Pour in balsamic vinegar mixture, bring it to a simmer and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Put the chicken back in the pan and cook, turning occasionally.
Score extra nanny-state-5-a-day points if you have another vegetable to serve with this.
Serve it up and wait for the whoops of appreciation...