Kids: Soaked oat porridge
Me: .....chocolate brownie....
Kids: Scrambled eggs and toast; fruity smoothie
Me: fruity smoothie - making up for breakfast!
Pigeon pie - a bit simpler than the last one, with steamed veg.
Pigeon pie #2
2 onions - the sweeter the better, chopped or thinly sliced
1 oz butter
500g stewing steak, diced
8-10 pigeon breasts
1 cup chicken stock
8 oz flaky pastry
Cook the onions in the butter, very slowly for as long as possible. Ideally for about 2 hours, until they are coloured and sweet. Put into the pie dish. Coat the steak in the flour and brown in the pan the onions were in (you may need some more fat at this point). Place the browned cubes into the pie dish with the onions. Put the stock in the pan and stir about to get up any juices and left over flour and pour into pie dish. Next layer over the pigeon breasts. Top with the flaky pasty and bake slowly (about gas mark 4) for about 2 hours.