Saturday, March 6, 2010

Chicken 'n' Biscuits

Sometimes I'd rather cook for 2 hours than go to the store to get ingredients for something easy. I got started at 4:15. First I measured everything. 

I rarely have shallots in the house so I that instead of a stinky onion.

I used 3 chicken breast halves (1.25 lbs). The recipe called for 3 lbs!

First you saute the veggies. 

The recipe is great because you simmer the extra large chucks of chicken in the sauce for 10 minutes. This eliminates that extra step of pre-cooking chicken and burning your fingers when you shred it. 

While the sauce is cooking, you make the biscuits. Which cookie cutter to use? 

For some reason, I always choose the heart cutter for biscuits.

I used my large IKEA gold casserole dish.

It bakes in a very hot oven, 425˚ for only 16 minutes.

It's now 6:15 pm. MMMM. Worth every minute.

The recipe I used is from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, page 323 called "Chicken Pot Pie". I topped with "Buttermilk Biscuits" from their recipe on page 482. I didn't have any buttermilk so I used regular milk and it worked out just fine. For flour I used Costco's newest White Whole Wheat. Love the bit of extra grittyness it gives food. AND it's good for you.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

mr. salty must have retired

Remember these as a kid? Very thin with great chunky salt.

Rold Gold just didn't cut it. Not even worth the calories. Too thick and have a strange glossy coating. 

Bingo! HK Anderson are the most like Mr. Salty that I've found.

At  Lunds/Byerlys.