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.