it's Emeril LaGothy..!

It's that time of the rolling year when Sunday in the kitchen belongs to me! MWAAHAAHAAHAA !! Here's a little something to fill the gut and the soul: Tasty Chicken Baguette!
Marinate three thinly sliced chicken breasts in some olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, finely chopped rosemary and about a half cup of fresh grapefruit juice. Toss into a ziplock bag and throw it in the fridge for a few hours. Also marinate three or four medium portobello mushroom caps is a little olive oil and some soy sauce. Bag and chill them as well. About a half hour before you want to eat, throw the caps into a small pan with the marinade and set over low heat. They take a bit to get just right, so when they just start to feel meaty and soft, throw the chicken and marinade into another pan and brown both sides. After they're browned, turn down the heat to low and let them go until they are cooked through.
While all that is going on, trim seven or eight asparagus stalks and set them aside. When the chicken is almost done, throw the asparagus in the pan with the portobellos and braise slightly. Meanwhile, slice your baguette lengthwise and scoop out some of the dough on both the top and bottom. (I used a whole wheat with roasted garlic baguette). Slather the top with some fresh hummus and spread some olive and garlic bruschetta on the bottom half. Put a layer of sun dried tomatoes over the bruschetta. Lay in the asparagus. Slice the caps about a quarter inch thick, same for the chicken. Fill up the baguette with the mushrooms and chicken, add a layer of thinly sliced fresh mozzarella, some fresh basil leaves and put on the top. Squash it together good, cut into manageable slices and have at it.
We had some fresh pepper shooters and Greek olives on the side. Washed down with a pint of Guinness, of course!

Oh, I took the innards of the baguette, pressed it into a ball, flattened it out paper thin and fried it in the pan with the juices and marinade from the mushrooms. Makes a nice little treat!

Other than that, it was a typical Sunday; an early morning cup of coffee in the back woods, did the shopping, picked up some mums for the front and back porches, potted up some pansies and begonias to bring inside for some winter color; mowed the better part of the grounds before the rain started; watched the race at Dover, as well as the Giants get their ass kicked. And now, it's time to settle down with a book for an hour or so before wandering off to the land of Nod.
Have a pleasant evening, fellow wanderers. Fare thee well.

wander with me...


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