Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pie Filling, Ultra Sound, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds,

And here's what the Leftover Turkey and Ham filling looks like. It tastes delicious.

One can now put it in a pie dish and cover with puff pastry, or eat it as a casserole. Depends on a) if you particularly like pastry and b) whether you can be bothered to make it, and c) whether you can be bothered to go buy some. Paul Hollywood's recipe for his pastry is easy enough of course, but.... If you need to get the recipe I posted it on The Really Real Housewives of America - I have also done all the conversions for myself if you need them. Just occurred to me, serving the above with noodles would work too. I have just put 5 double servings of turkey soup in the freezer too. Good stuff, had some for supper last night.

Fun, I have to go for ultra sound this morning because my legs are playing me up and I think it is lack of blood flow (had it before) - however, as  that could entail an operation, I'm not sure I really want to know.

Then bowling this afternoon. Monday the league starts again, dummy me, I thought New Year's Day was on Monday.

I was sorry to hear about Carrie Fisher but I am even sorrier to hear about her mom. Debbie Reynolds was a great favourite of mine. So much so, when Liz Taylor stole Eddie Fisher from her, I hated Liz Taylor for years. I am sure they all cared. I will be so sorry if she leaves us as well although it must have been a shock for her when her daughter died - they say they were very close. This is more or less how I remember her although she still looked great today. A couple of my favourites were Tammy and Susan Slept Here. Of course there was also Singin' in the Rain. I will keep my fingers cross that she doesn't follow her daughter. Oh dear, I have just read that she died around 8:30 on Wednesday evening. RIP Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

This recipe reminds me of our trip to Portugal. I ordered something in piri piri sauce, forget what, and complained that it wasn't terribly spicy (hot) they brought me a small jug of extra sauce which I added to my food and nearly burned my mouth off, and I only used a small amount. Thank goodness I didn't tip the whole lot on. Not having  tried this, I don't know how mouth burning it is. Some of you may think "chicken so soon after turkey?" but in fact there are many people who do not have turkey for Christmas so chicken is no problem.

Seared Chicken Breasts with Green Piri Piri Sauce

Piri piri is a bright herb-and-chile sauce popular in Portugal and parts of Africa. It's traditionally red, but we go green with fresh poblano, jalapeño, and basil. Seed or omit the jalapeño for less heat. Serve with roasted potatoes or a green salad with a delicate vinaigrette so as not to overwhelm the flavor of the main dish If you crave juicy, flavorful chicken breasts, then follow this simple recipe. You'll end
up with a golden brown platter of delicious chicken ready for the tasting. If you omit the piri piri sauce, this is a classic, seared chicken breast that can be used in any recipe including chicken salads, soups, or casseroles

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper
1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
2 Tbs chopped jalapeño pepper
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
1/4 tsp sugar
6 garlic cloves
4 green onions, divided
1 Tbs olive oil
4 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp black pepper

1. Place basil, poblano, stock, jalapeño, vinegar, juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, garlic, and 3 green onions in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely chopped.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken; cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook 8 minutes. Add basil mixture to pan; bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes. Place chicken on a platter; drizzle with basil mixture. Thinly slice remaining green onion; sprinkle over top.

Servings: 4

Source: Cooking Light

Have a great day
 

22 comments:

  1. I hope the scan goes off ok - but take care ... love chicken or turkey pie - always delicious .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Not sure about the ultrasound right now Hilary, there has been a heavy snow fall during the night.

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  2. I was really saddened to hear about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, too. My heart goes out to their family. So horrible to lose two family members in a couple of days.

    I hope your ultrasound goes well.

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    1. You are right Helen, so sad for the family.

      Thanks, but the snow may prevent it.

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  3. I think it was merciful that Debbie Reynolds passed, although it is sad for the family. No parent wants to bury their child. Hoping for good results when you get your scan.

    betty

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    1. Very true Betty, but it is still very sad to lose both of them at once like that.

      Me too.

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  4. I gasped when the notification of Debbie's death came through. I'm sure it had a lot to do with Carrie dying the day before.

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    1. I'm sure it did too Diane. An era passes

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  5. So so sad about Debbie Reynolds. Wow. And Carrie Fisher too. The recipe looks really good but I would have to omit the hot peppers.

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    1. It is very sad JoJo.

      Without the hot peppers it just isn't piri piri

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  6. I also hated Elizabeth Taylor, an original man-eater, but luckily she met Richard Burton, who was a good match for her. I liked Carrie, to me she will always be Princess Leia. I'm like JoJo, can't eat the hot peppers at all. I made Turkey soup instead.

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    1. I guess so - although they divorced once. Definitely Princess Leia to most people I would think.

      I enjoy hot peppers, but not too hot.

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  7. I haven't heard of piri piri but it sounds good. I will mark this recipe down. It is so very sad what happened to this family and I truly feel horribly for her son and daughters who must bury a sister and a mother. Apparently, Debbie's last words were, "I wish I was with Carrie". Her son and her were making funeral arrangements for Carrie when she said this. Her son stepped out of the room to do something and when he returned, she had suffered a severe stroke. As for Debbie's breakup with Eddie...you weren't the only one who hated Liz. Liz was basically a parariah until she almost died. No one knew how icky Eddie Fisher really was.

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    1. It is Birgit. Yes, disastrous for the family. Losing two at once like that.

      I didn't know he was icky - I blamed her, possibly wrongly

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  8. Eddie Fisher went off to comfort his best friend's (Mike Todd) wife after the death of her husband and ended up leaving his own wife, yet everyone hates Liz. I'll never understand why folks always think they know what is going on or why it is even our business. Guess I've just heard too many rumors about myself over the years and it really pisses me off. I feel so much better getting that off my chest.

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    1. I didn't know that Denise. I don't normally care what happens in Hollywood etc. but I was young enough to care about Debbie. Yes, I know it's nothing to do with anyone else.

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  9. Hope your leg is okay.

    Sad about Carrie and her mother.

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    1. Didn't make it to the ultrasound. Snow was too heavy this morning.

      It is sad Ivy.

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    2. Pretty heavy again this morning Ivy.

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  10. So no ultrasound yet eh. Good luck when you do have it. Even better, the problem resolves itself! Poor Debbie. She must have died from a broken heart. We must always remember that Eddie allowed himself to be stolen. Can't totally blame Liz.

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    1. I should be so lucky Pinky. I think that's just what happened, they were so close.

      After all these years we have more idea of what happened.

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