This Festive Feast was born out of necessity, because I had nothing in my veggie drawer but Carrots and Zucchini…
You see, I’m just like every other ordinary, busy, working parent.
Sometimes, I don’t have time to do my grocery shopping…
Sometimes, I forget to pull the meat out of the freezer…
And sometimes (May lightning strike me down for admitting this on my food blog!), even if the aforementioned points are actually non-issues and I have a fridge full of fresh produce… I don’t have time to cook an entire family meal.
If you see me at my local Chicken shop, I’m like every other human being there, I have a purpose.
I’m actually buying a Chicken.
Why…? Because, I like BBQ Chicken. Is that so wrong…?
Also, I do love a good hot chip, and since my local once won ‘Best Hot Chips in OZ’, it’d actually be un-Australian for me not to partake in their deliciousness…
However, I cannot help but cast a suspicious and judgemental eye over the tabouli’s, curried rices and chicken shop coleslaws of the world.
It’s impossible for me not to imagine, the billions of little bacterial organisms making themselves at home in the salad cabinet. Plus, paying $7.90 for a container full of overcooked pasta and preservatives, ain’t what I’d call a good family meal deal.
I prefer to err on the side of caution, and toss something together myself.
Enter, my Zucchini and Carrot Salad.
You can make this colourful lil’ number in less time than it takes to say ‘A free range chicken, large chips with salt and a salmonella salad, Thanks!’.
Plus, I challenge you to find a single fridge in town without a carrot or zucchini lurking in the bottom of its crisper. They’re like the cockroaches of the vegetable world, they hide in dark places and never die.
So go forth dear friends, and buy those BBQ chooks without guilt, but for the love of God, make yourself a damn salad. There’s Time Poor and then there’s just, Poor.
Until next week xxx