Tuesday, June 15, 2010

French Cuisine # 2

So for tonight's meal, I prepared Mama's Mayonnaise Biscuits with homemade mayonnaise, Jacques's rice pilaf with pepper, peas and asparagus and Julia's simple saute of chicken with herbs.

In preparation for the meal, I had almost all the ingredients. I did have to go to the store and buy some white wine, red pepper, scallions and asparagus.

I made the biscuits. It called for 3 tbsp of mayonnaise and I made it homemade. I have never made homemade mayonnaise before nor do I actually care for it. But it was easy and I didn't think it was all that bad. Last night, my husband informed me that he was not going to eat it as it has raw eggs. I made the biscuits and even tested one, am eating one as I am typing. Yummy!!!!

Cooking the chicken dish along with the rice pilaf was fairly time consuming. I took the recipes advice and cooked the chicken ahead of time, cut up the vegetables for the rice pilaf ahead of time. The sauce for the chicken was very good, which consisted of 1/4 of wine and 1 cup chicken broth and the herbs for the chicken made it really good.

I do think that I used a lot of oil and butter, better exercise more.

Everyone liked the dish, I did not dare give any vegetables to my youngest, except for a few peas. One of my daughters didn't care for the bread the first time we tested them, and didn't have another, even when jelly was offered.

Once again, a dish that I will make again.

Bon apetetite!

(click on recipes to enlarge)

Oh and I am yet to tell my husband about the raw eggs that were in the biscuits. Hey I cooked them.

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