Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Hens & wraps

We have hens!  
It's something we've been talking about for ages, Mr Chief is the kind of guy who wants to research everything thoroughly before committing and so we've been visiting chicken farms, looking at coops and runs, discussing how many, where to keep them, etc for the last year.  We went for another visit (after Master Chief and I drew a fantastic chicken run picture on a restaurant napkin) to our local chicken farm and I managed to persuade Mr Chief that we should bite the bullet and just get them.  So we now have two hens, a light Sussex and a Bluebell.  They're settling in nicely and then yesterday....

Hurrah!  They're small but perfectly formed, and I used them this evening to make the frittata featured in a previous post (  I made it for the kids but obviously had to try some - delicious!

In other news, as it's half term (more about that later) I have zero energy after the kids have gone to bed.  If I haven't used my trusty slow cooker or managed to throw something together during the day then it has to be minimal effort dinner for me and Mr Chief.  Tonight's offering was Cajun prawn salad wraps, and they turned out pretty good.  

Olive oil
Cajun spice
Red pepper
Spring onion

What to do
Chop up the lettuce, peppers, spring onion and cucumber into small pieces and mix together in a large bowl.
Fry the prawns in the olive oil and the Cajun spice for a few minutes.
Spread a little mayo on a wrap, spread some salad mix onto it and then some prawns and fold up - voila!

The picture above looks veg heavy and prawn light but there were a lot more prawns deeper down.

Obviously, you can substitute any of the salad veggies for one you like better/hate less.  I also make these with Cajun chicken, or I use other spices instead.  It's quick, filling and healthy, the perfect quick dinner when all you want to do is curl up with a glass of wine!

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