Sunday, February 14, 2010

A 1940's dinner

(original post: Oct. 2009)

Pulled out one of my recipe books at random, this one being from 1940 and made up a meal of boiled cabbage, mashed potatoes and supreme of chicken. Sure, any of us could do the cabbage and potatoes without instruction but I decided to follow it all by the book just the same... choices were based on what was at hand at home. It was amazingly good for such a simple meal but it was also loaded with crap loads of cream and butter so I might not be here tomorrow :P

For the supreme of chicken, the breasts of two small chickens (cut in the shape of cutlets), seasoned with salt and pepper, are dipped in cream and then in flour and then fried in butter until golden brown... this is then put in the oven at 400 until tender... dotted with butter and covered with buttered paper. This is served with a sauce made from 1/4 cups of butter and flour melted together and 1/2 cups of chicken stock and cream added and brought to a boil. To this is added some small fried mushroom caps and seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika.

My belly is happy... for now...

dessert was leftover b-day cake which also came from a 40's (or possibly early 50's) cookbook... butter cake, but that was just a freak coincidence and I actually snacked on that before supper :P

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