Monday, 22 November 2010

Recipe: Grandma's Sunday Lunch

Been working on this recipe for a while, mainly because I wanted to make sure I get the details right and felt a photograph of Baby Al enjoying the meal his Gran made for him on the weekend. I have named this...

Grandma's Sunday Lunch

1 Parsnip (peeled, chopped)
1 Medium Carrot (peeled,chopped)
1 Potato (peeled, chopped)
1 Tablespoon of Onion (diced)
Handful of Cooked Chicken (small slices, no skin)
2 Tablespoons of water from the pot (optional)

  1. Place the parsnip, carrot and potato into a pot together and fill with water enough that it covers everything and cover. Put on a medium heat until the water begins to boil.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and add the pre-cooked chicken pieces and onion. Cover again and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat off and remove the lid. Remove everything from the pot, leaving just the water and put into a bowl, jug or food blender.
  4. Blend everything together, checking to make sure everything has blended through. If you are using a hand blender you may want to check the edges of the bowl or jug with a spoon for any bits of vegetables that may have gotten away from the blender.
  5. If the food seems to dry for your baby to enjoy then simply add 2 tablespoons of water from the pan. You can add more if you desire but find when defrosting frozen pots they tend to come out very watery when I do add too much water.
  6. Done!
As we only had 2 pots left we only used half a Parsnip, a small potato and half a carrot, but you should find this will fill about 4 pots nicely for freezing.

Another suggestion would be to add a tiny bit of Thyme in the pot whilst cooking all the ingredients, however if you do wish to do this get it fresh. The dry stuff you'd normally have in your spice and herb rack will not blend and found I had to use a sieve to remove all the bits. It did add a bit of flavour and if you put too much in it can overpower the whole meal, specially when you reheat this recipe after freezing it, at least that is what I noticed.

People may ask why would I put cooked chicken into the pot of water along with all the vegetables. The reason is that it helps add flavour, specially if you find yourself adding some of the water.



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