Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hearty Chicken Strew

Dee challenged me to make her a new dish for our Easter Dinner. I was going to cook that perennial favorite, flank steak, but Dee wanted something with chicken. I searched the internet and found a recipe titled "Hearty Chicken Stew." I had most of the ingredients in the fridge, but I had to run out and get the spuds. I made this recipe for dinner and I am pleased to report that not only as it easy to make, but it was also delicious. I am going to post this recipe in the East of the Equator Cafe momentarily. This dish goes great with a loaf of crusty bread and a hearty Chardonnay.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


I was poking around the internet the other day and I found a recipe that needed capers. I had made a dish that needed capers earlier in the week and I wanted to put the remaining capers to good use. Well, I made this recipe last night and it was nothing short of fantastic. I followed the recipe as written. As for the ingredient "poultry seasoning," I used Mrs. Dash Grilling Blend for Chicken. The coating of flour and parmesan cheese adhered quite well to the chicken breasts and it turned into a spicy coating. In addition to the chicken, I served Pine Nut Cous Cous and green beans. Additionally, we washed it down with some chardonnay. All in all, it was a great meal and I would recommend it to anyone who likes chicken!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Filet Mignon with Horseradish Sauce

Recently, I made this dish and I have to admit that it turned out great! I cooked the filets until they were done to our liking, and while the meat was resting I whipped up the sauce. I followed the recipe as written, and the sauce had a light horseradish flavor. I am a big fan of horseradish, but I wanted to follow the recipe exactly before I tweaked it. The sauce was light and creamy with just a hint of horseradish flavor. While the sauce was yummy, I would have preferred more horseradish taste. The next time I make this meal, I will add more horseradish sauce.