“Pregnant Jools’s Pasta, Crunchy Chicory & Watercress Salad, Little Frangipane Tarts” from “30 Minute Meals”

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Anna: And that was with three people cooking!

Tom: All I was doing was reading the recipe out. And that was after you’d laid everything out first. But I did spend half an hour going to Sainsbury’s looking for pastry cases.

Anna: And Peter went to M&S. And nobody could find any. Where did Jamie get them?

Tom: Surely they have to have them at Sainsbury’s, if he does their advertising?

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“Pregnant Jools’s Pasta, Crunchy Chicory & Watercress Salad, Little Frangipane Tarts” from “30 Minute Meals”

“Chicken Marsala with Red Chicory” from “Best Menus”

Kirstin: I rather liked that! The sauce was delicious, and it was supremely easy.

Tom: The sauce was yum — a bit sweet, but not too much.

Kirstin: We didn’t talk while we were eating it, which is always a good sign.

Tom: But the chicken was a bit underdone.

Kirstin: That was me. Well, maybe not. He says brown the chicken, then cook it in the pan for 10-15 minutes. I gave it 45, and it was still a bit pink in places.

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“Chicken Marsala with Red Chicory” from “Best Menus”

“Roast duck legs”, “Lentils with red wine”, “Braised chicory” and “Gin and tonic sorbet” from “Entertaining at Home”

Kirstin: Did you like it, Toby?

Toby: Yes. I did. What was the duck recipe?

Kirstin: You bung it in the oven with some salt and pepper on. For an hour. It’s the “easiest recipe ever” or something, she says.

Tom: It’s not really a recipe if you don’t have to do anything.

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“Roast duck legs”, “Lentils with red wine”, “Braised chicory” and “Gin and tonic sorbet” from “Entertaining at Home”