Friday, 23 March 2018

Rach Eats Lunch: One Massive Chicken & Bacon Roll

Chicken and bacon roll recipe

I'm not having the best of Fridays today. Really, I'm not. I had a delivery of a brand new mattress on its way, so I got up early (not bad, given one, I hate mornings, and two, my body needs more rest than other people - ta thanks, CFS) and showered, ate breakfast, did a load of housework and started the ironing before it arrived. Yes, there was a cheeky cup of tea and a Wagon Wheel involved. Then, the mattress arrived. The delivery men wiped their feet on the mat as they took it upstairs, except their feet-wiping skills left SO much to be desired because now there are mud stains all the way up the stairs and on the landing carpet. I'm not even kidding. I'm actually quite upset about it. Yes, I know it can be cleaned and I shouldn't be sweating the small stuff, but...

Okay - part two of why I'm not having a good Friday. I've come to realise how painfully shy I am. Like, really painfully shy. I'm fine when I'm writing, and chatting with people I know and love. But then there comes the attempts to de-shy myself. Like, talking to the camera on Instagram stories. You'll never guess what? I can't do it! It's so awkward, talking to myself. I mean, what even do I say to the camera? "I had a Wagon Wheel and a cup of tea?" Being shy, and highly sensitive, can't half suck sometimes. So, that's part of my List on why I'm not having the best of Fridays. Anyone got any confidence/self-esteem tips? I'd like to hear them.

My original recipe has been shelved until Monday, so today I'm making what I'd like to call a Fat Friday sandwich. You know what Fat Friday is, right? It's bacon sandwiches and donuts. It's sausage baguettes and milkshakes delivered to the office. It's thinking "TGIF!" and regretting it later. It's everybody's favourite junk food, eaten on a Friday, because why the hell not? And while I'd like to start whipping up vegetarian empanadas (recipe coming Monday), I'm also sating my appetite. Eating what I really want...

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One Massive Chicken & Bacon Roll
It's Friday! Let's get fat!
  • 1 brioche bun, sliced in half
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1/2 salad tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 slice mature cheddar
  • 30g brie, thinly sliced with the rind on
  • 1 frozen chicken breast
  • 2 slices thick cut unsmoked bacon
Start off by lining a baking tray and preheating the oven to 180℃. Pop the bacon and chicken on the baking tray and pop it straight in the oven for 25-30 minutes until piping hot.While we wait, slice the brioche bun in half (unless it's already done for you, in which case yaaaay!) and spread the tomato sauce over both halves. Arrange the brie on the bottom half, with the tomatoes on top. Admittedly, because I actually wanted said brie to melt, this was a silly idea, but never mind. Pop the cheese slice on the other half.When the chicken and bacon is cooked through, remove it from the oven and arrange it, chicken first, bacon on top, on the Brie slice of the bun. Pop the lid on and demolish immediately with a side of Micro Chips, and possibly a lukewarm cup of tea if you're in the office.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Makes 1

Yes, this was absolutely necessary on Friday. Sometimes, you've just got to go with your guilty pleasures... what do you enjoy eating on Fat Friday?

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