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Sunday, 16 January 2011

70's Sunday Gourmet Dinner

I inherited from a friend 100's of Gourmet and other cooking magazines from the 70's - 90's period. So tonight's dinner was based on recipes from the 70's when butter was the queen of the kitchen.

The main dish was Chicken Poblano Carolina's  which is chicken breasts stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, fried then baked.

The chicken is served with a chili butter sauce where the recipe, in the 70's style, called for 1 cup of butter. This was reduced to 1/4 cup at somerville kitchen. But the highlight of the meal were those delicious Wild Rice Pancakes for which I am sharing the recipe.

1/2 cup cooked wild rice
1/3 cup finely diced carrots 
1/3 cup finely diced celery
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/3 tsp crumbled dried or fresh thyme
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup flour

Cook the vegetables and the thyme is some butter over medium heat for 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, whisk in the egg and milk, add the cooked rice and stir in the flour with salt and pepper to taste. Scoop the batter in 1/4 cup drops onto a hot griddle, flatten the top and cook over medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes on each side. Easy and tasty, worth the try.

A 70's inspired beats and blue cheese salad with balsamic-oil vinaigrette was also part of the meal.

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