It’s George Bernard Shaw’s birthday today. He was born in 1856 You will find many food related quotes from his works on the Food Reference Website. Quote: “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
I spoke too quickly about the weather yesterday; in the afternoon a cold spell descended on us, it is snowing in several parts of the country, snow was predicted for Johannesburg too, but – if it happened – I must have slept through it after an exhausting day of baking my 6-tier cake. When it’s assembled, it will actually only be a 3-tier cake, I needed 6 to give it the right height.
I will post a photo of the final product tomorrow, but first onto Tandy’s weekly ingredient challenge, which is to cook something you always have in your fridge.
In my fridge you will always find a variety of cheeses, a roast chicken and fresh cream. The roast chicken is a handy standby when I don’t know how many people I will have in the house at lunchtime on any given day. O Bunn frequently pitches after school with one or more friends in tow. My husband may unexpectedly take the afternoon off work, and then there are the school lunchboxes to prepare every morning. Roast chicken is just the thing.
It’s also perfect for a quick and easy pasta dish for my own lunch, as was the case yesterday. So simple; shredded chicken, a sprinkle of NoMU tomato & chilli stir, a good glug of cream and lashings of parmesan cheese over piping hot rotelle. After all, a girl has to keep her strength up, right?
Oh, and I couldn’t resist another piece of food history on today’s foodreference.com calendar:
1989 Leslie Merry was hit with a turnip thrown from a passing vehicle in London. He was knocked down and suffered a broken rib and a ruptured spleen. He died of respiratory failure, due to the accident.
Not going to let O Bunn see that, she’ll make a case for vegetables being dangerous to your health …