I am a day late and a dollar short when it comes to making Coronation Chicken. This dish using spicy mayonnaise was created by Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. I was looking for ideas to use up leftover roast chicken, and this really seemed like a good one. I served the chicken with my baked rotis and whereas this is probably not at all traditional, it was tasty. And worked out to be quite an economical meal.
A friend recently posted that she had taken part in no buy July. The concept behind this is to avoid any unnecessary spending. She had two aims, one of which was to end up at the end of the month with more money in her bank account. Sadly for her, despite doing no online shopping, and only shopping for necessities, this was not the case. It left her feeling despondent, which I can totally understand. But personally, I think this idea has flaws. We should practice mindful purchasing all the time. It seems people embrace a disposable economy. Clothes get thrown out, toys and books discarded, and no thought it given to the environmental impact. My cousin, who is a stylist, recommends only purchasing a clothing item to replace something. And when you buy something new, it must match at least 3 things in your wardrobe.
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I never buy clothes unless I need them. I have no desire to accumulate a cupboard full of clothes when I can only wear one outfit at a time. And I wear something until it cannot be repaired. If it is still in a good condition I will donate the item. If not, I make sure it goes to recycling and not to landfill. When the aim is to save money, one needs to only spend on what one actually needs. So, even though that bottle of perfume might smell pretty, if you don’t really need it, don’t buy it! And don’t let food go to waste and throw it out. Make the best use of leftovers. Every Sunday we empty out the fridge and make a pasta sauce. It is the perfect way to use up little bits of pieces. Do you have a way of using leftovers?
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- 100 g apple chutney
- 40 g mayonnaise
- 10 mls apricot jam
- 200 g cold, roast chicken, cut into chunks
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 10 g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- Place the chutney, mayonnaise and jam into a bowl and mix to combine
- Add the chicken and season to taste
- Garnish with coriander and serve as is, or in a wrap, or with rotis
View the previous posts on September 14:
- 2022: Norton Grange
- 2020: Lemon And Thyme Sorbet
- 2018: Ragu Pasta Sauce
- 2016: 500 Green & Detox Juices
- 2015: No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
- 2013: Chicken And Chorizo Gnocchi
- 2012: Perilla
- 2011: Lamb Burgers
- 2010: Tamarind Water