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Old 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
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I just made this recipe for dinner tonight from watching Canada AM yesterday, and everyone in the house approves. (As in, this is seriously seriously a great dinner, and easy to prepare so it will be added into the rotation.) Could also be done for dinners with friends, the presentation on the plate is impressive.

I added a little more wasabi, and I eliminated the mussels. Everything else, was as called for. The next time you are walking down the rice aisle, pick up some of this thai purple/black rice, it is delish.

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Black Rice the new superfood
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:28 PM
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Sounds yummy! I made takeout Chinese.
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Wow. The only ingredient I have in my kitchen is the olive oil. I have salt and pepper but the recipe doesn't call for that. Cilantro? I've always looked for a substitute because it tastes like soap.

I love scallops and lobster though.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:40 PM
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Thanks mcdreamy - I will be sure to make this soon.

I have a recipe that I developed over the years that I would like to share. Anyone can make this and it freezes well:

CHICKEN IN BRANDY CREAM

4 – 6 whole chicken breasts (depending on weight0 skinned and de-boned
50 ml flour
125 ml butter
454 g mushrooms sliced
125 ml finely minced onion
50 – 75 ml brandy (or more to taste)
10 ml ketchup
2 chicken bouillon cubes or packets
250 ml whipping cream (1/2 & ½ is fine)
5 ml tarragon leaves (I use dried)
15 ml tarragon or white wine vinegar

Slice chicken into strips. Combine chicken & flour in a plastic bag. Shake to thoroughly coat each piece. Saute chicken in butter, a few pieces at a time. Add chicken and butter, as necessary. Do not attempt to brown the chicken all at once; it will “stew” instead of brown (I tried that).

Remove chicken from pan. Saute onions and mushrooms, remove from pan also. Deglaze pan with chicken broth. Add brandy, bouillon cubes, ketchup, cream and tarragon. Stir in chicken and onions and mushrooms, and cook gently for about 5 minutes. Add vinegar. Correct seasoning (adjust to taste). Can be frozen at this point after it is cooled slightly.

P.S. Recommend to double or even triple this recipe. Place the browned chicken in the casserole intended to serve in and pour the sauce over. Eliminate the 5 minute cooking part as it cooks enough when you heat it through. Recommend to make this the night before you serve it. Just refrigerate it, and re-heat in a 350 degree oven, for about 45 minutes, or until nice and bubbly. If you wish to freeze it, thaw before re-heating.

Serve over hot cooked pasta or rice.

Enjoy!
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Yum Yum! Great thing to try with delicious results. This is great for those out there looking for something to do.

Cooking something special for yourself takes the stress of divorce out of your day. Even for a little while.....
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:43 AM
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Making bread is a physical workout in itself. I found cooking and obsessive cleaning to be helpful during times of high stress.
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Cleaning...and going to the gym. Sometimes I cook or bake when the mood strikes me and I have mouths to feed that will appreciate it. But cleaning and painting stuff are the biggest stress relievers for me!
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Sounds yummy! I made takeout Chinese.
aha! That would be typical Thursday here as well - but I'm on a staycation this week. Planted tulip bulbs, cleaned the oven, flu shot, passport renewals and playing at Martha Stewart

Arabian - I'll try that chicken dish this weekend! Any recipe with alcohol in it is right up my alley.
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if you add more brandy be sure to reduce the other liquids. Sometimes this recipe can be a tad watery so I just thicken it with 1 tbsp cornstarch:1 tbsp water.

I have a really good recipe for a cake - Grande Marnier Chocolate torte. All you taste is chocolate and GM. Mega calories.

And of course one has to cook with sherry. I put sherry in all poultry stuffings.
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How does Sherry feel about that? :-o
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