To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
June 12, 2015
CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM CREPES WITH BECHAMEL
Life is like an old family recipe...
To Be Treasured.
Getting ready to host a festive after five dinner gathering?
Choose the classics.....
A little black dress
This is a very easy recipe to prepare,
yet oh so elegant!
CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM CREPES
3 large eggs
2/3 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
Place eggs, flour and milk in a blender and process to combine. Let crepe
batter rest for 20 minutes or more. Heat crepe pan over medium heat, brush with
melted butter and pour scant 1/3 cup of batter into the pan tilting to coat.
Cook for 1-2 minutes until top of crepe looks dull and edges can easily be
pulled up. Run a wide metal spatula under the crepe and flip to cook the other
side for about 1 minute. Prepare remaining crepes in the same manner, brushing
pan with butter each time. Stack crepes until ready to fill.
Chicken- Mushroom Béchamel Filling
4 tablespoons butter divided
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
¼ cup white wine
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ½ cups mushroom sliced
1 garlic clove pressed
½ teaspoon fresh thyme
1 ½ cups chicken cooked and cubed
Cook mushrooms in a chef's pan over medium heat by first melting 1
tablespoon butter. Add mushrooms, garlic and thyme to the pan and cook for
about 8 minutes until mushrooms are soft and any liquid has evaporated. In a
sauce pan set to medium heat, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour
and cook for about 2 minutes, mixture will resemble paste. Add milk to the
flour mixture whisking to combine. Cook for 3-4 minutes until mixture thickens.
Add wine, salt, pepper, chicken and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
assemble crepes ladle about ½ cup of
mixture down the center of each crepe.
Fold each edge over and roll crepe.
“The only thing that separates us from the animals is our
ability to accessorize.”
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