Authentic Compassion

Monday, May 12, 2008

Where in the world were Linda's recipes?

If you are a regular here on Buhlaland you might notice I promised something but didn't deliver. I promised recipes and pictures over the weekend - BAD very BAD to promise and not deliver. Let the excuse -making begin! Although I spent hours making the meal and used wonderful ingredients - it didn't really result in a WOW meal. Chicken cordon bleu, pasta salad, tossed green salad and a toasted cheese bread were on the menu. I usually do a variation of chicken cordon bleu by using smoked gouda in place of the more traditional swiss cheese or havarti - then wrap the bundle with a generous slice of prosciutto. Tried something different and - not so great. Even less yummy was the crumb topping (I used matzo meal. Free culinary advice - in general don't use ingredients you find in the pantry when you were looking for something else.)Oh and for all you sharp eyed folks - YES I know there is a toothpick in the chicken - when I wrap up the chicken bundle it has to be held together somehow. I am also posting a picture of the cherry pie I made for MIL for Mother's Day. Couldn't find the kind of frozen cherries I wanted (I wasn't up for going into the big city to shop) so used two extraordinarily expensive cans of pie cherries, one small bag of frozen sweet cherries and a handful of dried cherries thrown in due to my free floating insecurity. I like to decorate the rim of a pie with and theme for the day was hearts. I'll put the pie crust recipe up another time - MIL said "this crust could be a good cookie" - hmm not sure if that was a compliment or not -I choose to say compliment.

So all in all - I saved you the waste of time reading a couple of recipes and maybe even trying one or both and then going "hmm - she doesn't know what the heck she is cooking about". Whew - I'm safe again - babbled my way through a posting.


Kelsey Smith said...

That pie looks delicious!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Well it may not have tasted good, but it looks fabulous!!
And like Martha says, "presentation is everything!" LOL
I think the cookie crust comment was a compliment.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

Well, the meal certainly looks pretty! I too, have made the mistake of using something almost like the ingredient, but not the ingredient and ...well, all my work....wasted. The pie crust looks so cheerful! Blessings,Kathleen

Brandi said...

The pie looks wonderful! The meal looks delish, but I wouldn't make it. I am the only one in my house that eats chicken! Imagine that! I do look forward to your next recipe post.