Friday, February 07, 2014

Olympics starting today!

Goodmorning everybody!

Had two fruitfull days, LOL! Wednesday I did some small shopping stuff, needed to find a birthday card for Séverine, among a few other things, and home again I first started making preparations for dinner already, I found a recipe that I wanted to try out. And yes, it was a success, tasted real good.
I share it with, I hope google translate did a good job of the translation!


4 chicken breasts
6 large onions ( not the mega - onions)
800 g potatoes (waxy )
5 dl chicken stock
1 cup sherry
1 dl cream
small sprigs of thyme
3 bay leaves
1/2 bunch tarragon
knob of butter
saltpreparationPreparation time: 90 minutes (including cooking times oven)

Thaw and heat the necessary amount of chicken stock . You can also make fresh broth .
Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
Peel the onions and cut the ass ( where the roots were ) a bit , so that each ui can be put down stable.
Cut parallel also one third of the top of each onion away . Place them in a baking dish and season the bulbs with ground pepper and salt.
Peel the waxy potatoes and cut them into large chunks. Arrange them around the onions . Put bay leaves and thyme sprigs between .
Pour a third of the hot chicken broth over the onions and potatoes and spread some butter lumps . Cover the baking dish with a sheet of aluminum foil .
Push the onions with potatoes in the oven at 180 ° C. Accounting for this one hour , until tender , but as yet sufficiently strong . Keep then the oven temperature to cook . The chicken breasts
Season the chicken breasts with pepper mill and salt. Those interested can also use some chicken seasoning .
Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan over medium heat . Sear the chicken in the hot butter until they have a golden brown crust .
TIP : If you threaten to burn butter, turn off the heat and add a softer  extra knob of butter.
Put the colored chicken breasts in a bowl and slide them into the oven at 180 ° C. Cook them for another 15 minutes. Check afterwards that the succulent meat is cooked to the core .
Pour the fat from the pan and pour a splash of sherry . Flambé pan , and let the alcohol evaporate .    
Pour the rest of the chicken broth to the pan and stir the remaining bits of the baked filets frequently loose.
Throw already some sprigs of tarragon in the sauce so that they give taste . Pour the cream and let the sauce simmer for a few minutes over low heat .
Take the lukewarm onions from the baking dish and gently remove the inner part , until they are eroded , but still have a solid edge at a time .
Chop the onion pieces you've cut finely and place in a bowl . Spoon the cooked potatoes in there and crush both with a potato masher . Spoon  also some of the cooking liquid to the onion puree . Taste the mixture and season if necessary with additional salt and pepper .
Fill the onions with a portion of the crushed potatoes with onion. The rest of the onion puree you serve  later separately .
Put on each stuffed onion a small knob of butter and give them heat in the oven . (150 ° C ) Place the rest of the onion puree on that hot spot .
Strain the sauce with sherry and tarragon . Cut cold butter into cubes and stir  This will give the sauce extra bond and a silky shine .
Pluck - shortly before serving - tarragon leaves loose and cut the herb. Stir the green into the sauce . Do not do this too far in advance because the  dragon will discolor .
Taste the tarragon sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper from the mill .
Cut the chicken breasts into tender slices wide . Serve on plates in the company of a stuffed onion and a spoonful of sauce . Put the rest of the tarragon sauce and mash with onion on the table .

Rather long recipe, but it;s really worth the try! 

I wanted to do some ironing yesterday, but I didn;t! Instead I had a nice nap in the afternoon. Naughty girl! So I really want to do it today, then i will feel good again, having it done before the weekend, grin grin.

It is looking rather wet today, for now. Hmmmm, perhaps I need to go out for a short time, may be it will get dry later. We'll see if tha happens. I might need to go out for a moment, but I'll think it over again if the rain keeps on.

So today we will have the grand opening of the Winter Olympics. I think a lot of sporters will be happy it finally arrived. Already tomorrow there will be a great event to watch, if you like speed skating. There will be the 5000 mtrs. to skate and we have several real candidates for the medals. Of course a lot of Dutchies will be watching it and crossing their fingers that our men will do the trick!
Busy times ahead with all that sport on tv, so I think our videao and dvd will have to register a lot of things, that we can watch at a lter time.
Tomorrow we also have to go to Séverine's birthday party, but it will be later in the afternoon. 
Okay, I have enough to do so I better finish this post now.

 A lot of you have more than enough of all that winter weather, I think, so I have a kit for you that will bring you a bit of Spring, named simply"Can't wait till Spring".
You are really getting a treat from arlene, because she made you two magnificent quickpages!
Have a wonderful weekend, and till Monday!
Download    HERE

Download    HERE



VJ's Scrap Room said...

Good morning Kyra:)
First I want to thank you so much for stopping by for another visit. I really enjoy them.:)
Sounds like you are keeping busy these days too.Happy the weather allowed you to get out to get your grocery items you needed. The weather is so weird these days. It was snowing like crazy here the other day and then we had a day that we didn't even need a coat in the afternoon..then back to freezing again. I'm so confused.LOL

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely kits with me!

Huge hugs!

Edna B said...

I love your new kit. We definitely need a big shot of Spring. It's cold here. It was 7 degrees F when I came home this morning. Now it's up to about 25F. That will be our high temp today.

This morning Pogo is being very playful. He's just so cute when he is hopping around like a puppy. He makes it wonderful to come home. His newest thing is to sit in front of the TV and bark at the people on the screen. Silly doggy!! I think it's time for my nap now. You have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you Kyra and Arlene for these lovely downloads.
Kyra the recipe looks interesting, thank you for sharing...

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Thanks so very much for the lovely kit and Arlene's is gorgeous too!
Wasn't the Opening Ceremonies terrific? I am trying to get off here to dedicate the rest of the day and evening to today's events...just dropped in to catch up. Hugs to both you and Jan and yes a pat for Brodski too! Oreo wants a treat so got to run. Luv ya! Mat

gypsymonkeyscrap said...

Thank you for the adorable kit!