OK. So. I have a variation of TCB for you tonight. But, instead of TCB, it's CBT. I got this recipe from my very favoritest ever cookbook: The Aunties' Catering Company Annotated Cookbook, First Edition, Christmas 2005. Long name...amazing results. LOL This cookbook was put together by my aunts on my Dad side and it's full of traditional family recipes and some of their own favorite recipes. I love this book! It's in a 3" ring binder and it's FULL! Not only are there tons of family recipes, there are notes and stories and memories that accompany a lot of the recipes. See how it's from 2005? Yeah, well, I only get home every other Christmas and SOMEHOW, I didn't know they handed these out until 2006! Somebody just happened to mention the book and my ears perked up...WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE'S A FAMILY COOKBOOK AND WHERE'S MINE?! I think I found out about it a little before Christmas 2006, so when I made it home that year, I got mine. Finally. How could they forget me?! LOL So, without further adieu, here's the recipe.
Chicken Breasts Tarragon
2 whole chicken breasts, partially boned and halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp dried tarragon
1 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
Place chicken in zipper bag and add marinade. Marinate for 3 to 4 hours.
Melt 2 Tbs butter in an ovenproof fry pan. Turn chicken pieces in melted butter. Place pieces skin side down in fry pan. Bake at 325* for 1 hour, turning pieces after half hour. Remove chicken to serving platter and keep warm.
To pan juices, add:
2 green onions, sliced fine, and saute for 2 minutes
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup dry Vermouth
juice of 1 lemon
Simmer to reduce sauce. Stir to loosen any browned bits from pan. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.
NOTES: I don't used boned chicken, so instead used 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves.
I mentioned in a post a while back that the bestie and I (and our hubs who also happen to be besties) are going for an adults-only weekend in mid October. We're headed to Ruidoso, NM for two WHOLE nights!! And we're staying in this cabin:
It has been a LONG time since we escaped without any kids and it's never been for just a go and come back camping trip. And the last time we went on said camping trip was August 2008! I'd say we're overdue. This impending trip is just over two weeks away, and to tide me over til then, I'll share a couple pictures of our camping trip way back in '08.Makeup Zombie (aka: Wendi, and she's probably gonna kill me for posting these) and me. This is the next morning, so there's no makeup and a hat was a must (for me, anyway).
So...there's your daily dose of random from me. Enjoy your evening (or day, depending where in the world you are at the moment) and we'll talk again tomorrow.