With a combination of mushrooms and shallots I knew this week's
recipe would be tasty. Unfortunately, I did not have fresh herbs so
I used dried thyme instead. According to the package instructions to
substitute dried for fresh was 2 tsp. of dry for each tbls. of fresh herb.
I personally thought that a bit too much.
The recipe was easy to make. I made my tart crust the day before
and put in the freezer. Having frozen tart crust is a great way to make a
quick dinner, especially for working mothers. I also find that my
crust bakes well when they are frozen. The addition of the scallions on
top not only tasted good but made for a lovely decoration.
I will definitely be making this again.
Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes & Prunes
I can honestly say that this week's recipe for chicken tagine
was terrible. Even though I love all the ingredients in it, I think
the spices turned me off. I am thankful that I prepared only half
the recipe, using chicken thighs and one sweet potato.
Hubby and I truly disliked the flavor of the pan juices, entirely too sweet.
In order to salvage the dish as best as possible, I removed the
chicken, potatoes, and prunes and simply added them to chicken broth.
I cooked some couscous and added that to the broth as well.
The recipe is certainly easy enough to prepare, unfortunately,
it just wasn't to our liking. I am looking forward to the recipes for November,
great choices that can be worked into some of the holiday meal.
Sorry all - I am WAY behind after a business trip last week.
I did not even get time to post Nana's Chicken experiment last week
and feel so guilty that I'm hurrying to post both of hers now :)
I wonder if she has any more tart crust in her freezer ..........