Tomorrow is a big day with the vote in the UK. It’s surreal because, like for a lot of people, this vote can directly effect how we transition in a few years to move back. But I can’t vote as subjects of the crown can’t vote if they don’t live in the UK. So I just have to wait and see. It will be nice to see the propaganda from both sides to die down. Talk about muddying the waters!
In the meantime I’ll just keep cooking along.
We didn’t just have a Dalek cake for the small family gathering. To avoid a sugar high I cooked healthy food as well. I kept it very simple with grilled veg and chicken kebabs. I grilled up mushrooms, peppers, onions, scallions, and aubergine.
The inspiration for the chicken came from a restaurant chain, Bertucci’s, where they have a spicy chicken wing with lemon and rosemary. No idea what the recipe is but I figured I could get close to the recipe.
I popped into my local store (my garden) for fresh thyme and rosemary. I do wish there was an easy way to prep thyme, so annoying, but what can you do? Finely chop a small handful of each. In a bowl add a ratio of 2:1 of olive oil and lemon juice, the herbs, 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped, sea salt and pepper to taste. Then add cayenne pepper to the level of spiciness you want. I kept it on the mild side as my aunt isn’t a huge fan of spicy food.
Mix well and add chicken to marinate.
When you are ready to grill add the chicken to the skewers and cook until the chicken is cooked through. Turn a few times so the chicken is cooked evenly.
It was a lovely relaxing lunch with family with plenty of room left over for cake! And any left over chicken and grilled veg is perfect for a salad later on. Which is handy after a bike ride and you aren’t up to cooking!