Photo: our 2017 Christmas dinner here.
It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, just that we still have an iffy cooker and I don’t want to risk it.
On the boat, I was Queen of the two pan dinners as I didn’t use the oven or grill once on the cooker the entire three years we were aboard.
I can do pretty well with a microwave and saucepans so we didn’t starve, but a roast dinner? Hm. Unless it was the plated TV dinners you reheated in the microwave, that would be a no then.
Yesterday, I bought some turkey trimmings for sandwiches from our preferred supermarket in Skeggy. When I opened the packet, I was surprised at how thick the slices were, and because of that, there weren’t very many. I decided that today we would have a turkey roast dinner for a change but would have to go without stuffing as I didn’t have any. Even though that should be cooked in the oven, I’ve found a way round that.
I had roast potatoes in the freezer, but they have to be cooked in the oven (really?), as did my prepared yorkshire puddings (sure?). Mixed veg and sprouts have already been perfected in the microwave as I have a container with lid that is the right size for both of us to have a generous portion.
Not to be deterred by the oven thing, I defrosted the potatoes in the microwave and put them in a frying pan with a drizzle of oil on medium heat, covering them with the lid.
Whilst the veg was microwaving, I kept an eye on the spuds, turning them occasionally so that they’d crisp up.
Five minutes before I was going to dish up, I put the yorkshire puds (slightly defrosted now) in the frying pan with the potatoes, and turned the heat down.
Gravy was made with the water from the veg.
So, I am now Queen of the frying pan dinner too, which all in all, can’t be bad!
I admit to owning two frying pans, so if we’d had stuffing, I could have done that too.
Also, this could be considered a SW low sin dinner, allowing 1 for the yorkshire pudding, 1 for the oil I used on the potatoes and 1 for the gravy as I used granules. The turkey was free food, and the veg speed food, so our meal ticked all the right boxes with only 3 sins of the daily 15 allowed.