May 18, 2011

Creamy Chicken

Warning, my language skills kind of fell apart for this post and there is a bit of cussing, so if you don't like that, please read a different post!!!
When I was making this I was formulating what I would say in my blog opener about it.  I thought about telling a heart warming story about how my Grandpa used to make SOS, aka shit on a shingle, when I was a kid, and how this recipe reminded me of SOS, only it was chicken-shit on a shingle (CSOS?) but then all sorts of things started going wrong.  SA decided it was the perfect time to take out the recyclables, our other cat Wall-E attacked the tomatillo plant I got today and then the piece de resistance, our dishwasher started sounding like a dying animal. SHIT SHIT SHIT! It had been such a great day:

the biggest green apples I have ever seen at a local farmers market

beautiful day in the valley!

Now you KNOW I bought some of this!!! How could I not

Our handsome dog, Curry enjoying the sun(We all got sunburns!)
Needless to say I might of lost track of things and the creamy gravy might of separated a bit, the green beans boiled almost all their liquid out and my salad ended up consisting of apples and lettuce and a homemade mandarin orange vinaigrette.  I forgot to put other ingredients in it, even the left over spicy almonds from this month's daring baker's challenge.
All in all though it was still pretty tasty!!!!

forgive the picture of entree+ sides.  SA had already made his plate and so had I so...all of it you get!
 Creamed Chicken adapted from Sherri Bailey
1 Onion chopped
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp Flour
2 Cups diced chicken
2 cups Milk
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
paprika for the dusting
Mashed Potatoes

In a large skillet melt butter and add onions, cooking over medium heat until onions are translucent.  Sprinkle with flour and stir in milk. Allow mixture to thicken slightly and stir in diced chicken, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until chicken is cooked through(Mine took about 20 minutes.)  Serve over mashed potatoes and sprinkle with paprika for a little extra kick!


Sir Steven said...

Those apples look SO good...and HUGE for this time of year. I'm not used to apples that big until fall. I wouldn't mind having a farmers market to go to that isn't at 8am on a Saturday morning too. I think I might try this recipe too, as I have some chicken in the freezer!

Three-Cookies said...

Your dogs name is curry? How interesting.

Merut said...

Curry looks like he is enjoying the sun! So you're going to have to explain to me what "shit on a shingle" actually is. The image I'm getting (and that is after using "shit" as a metaphor for some kind of food) is some kind of beef thingy on a slice of toast. Or chicken. I love grandpas!

Mary said...

I love to shop at Lone Pine and always include Thistledown in the day's stops. It's a shame that your lovely day had to end as it did.Today will be better, promise. Blessings...Mary

Raina said...

Yum! This sounds really tasty. I think your picture looks great.

I hate when I have days like that which I have quite

Catherine said...

I enjoyed reading your post. I was just refreshing and a real day! Things go wrong and it makes one feel we are not alone. The salad sounded just fine even though you say you left things out. The chicken also looks good and comforting. I following your blog and I hope that you will give my blog a visit too and if you would like to, follow it. Blessings, Catherine

Reeni said...

Well you still managed to make me laugh! I'm sorry things went so bad all at once - at least there was this decadent chicken to comfort you!

Kristen said...

That creamy chicken recipe sounds great with the thyme. I bet a little cayenne would be good, too!

Angie's Recipes said...

wow those green asparagus!! They look so sexy!
The creamy chicken looks so comforting and delicious.

Megan Bennett said...

Oh my gosh that looks good. Anything creamy and served over mashed potatoes are you kidding me? Where is my invite? Yum!!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome that you grew up eating shit on a shingle! my family made it alot and out hometown diner had it on their menu as well. Soo good! I make it for my husband often, but before then, he had never heard of the famous, "shit on a shingle"!