My friends Helena and Gerard gave me this book. A thank you for looking after their chickens. I love a sense of humour and the irony was not lost - they are vegetarians.
Dinner tonight came from chapter eight, Retro Chicken. With a bit of a crowd to feed and chicken thighs in the fridge I thought a braise or casserole would be a good choice. Dinner came from chapter eight, Retro Chicken.
The introduction to the chapter.
How could I resist a foray into the unfashionable.
From page 128 Chicken Chasseur.
With a French provenance Chasseur is really a simple casserole of chicken with mushrooms cooked in wine and tomato sauce flavoured with garlic, onions and tarragon.
Served with rice and plenty of steamed vegetables for a hearty and flavoursome family style meal that was an easy solution for the crowd and happily, some leftovers for lunch.
A chocolate dessert is always a popular ending. This a new version of espresso brownies that I am working on. Unlike my usual brownie that is made with chocolate this one uses cocoa with squares of white chocolate pressed into the batter. A small piece with coffee or for those with more room, some chocolate sauce, cream or icecream or both.