I have conquered two major hurdles in the last couple of weeks. First and foremost, it has officially been one year since starting to cook my way through the Cooking Down East cook book. While I had hopes of wrapping the project up in a year it wasn't necessarily a goal. I'm still chipping away at it, and by my calculations I have less than 100 recipes to go!
The second hurdle is that, as of today, I have completed another section in the cook book. The poultry section is now... finis! Looking back, this was a good section. A lot of delicious recipes came out of it. If I had to choose a favorite I think I would have to go with the Imperial Chicken. Not only is it easy to pull together but it is also versatile. It can be served as a sandwich or stand alone with some sides. It is a recipe that has not let me down! Perhaps the worst recipe so far, though, has also come out of this section! Does anyone remember the Pressed Chicken Salad?! This is definitely one that I will not be revisiting (unless a practical joke is needed!)
Today's dish completes "Poultry," and by a stroke of luck it happened to be Marjorie's favorite chicken casserole. Which is probably where it got its title: Favorite Chicken Casserole. It reminds me a lot of Chicken a la King. The casserole consists of layers of rice, chicken, and gravy all topped with delicious buttered crumbs.
We will be serving Favorite Chicken Casserole today with a side of greens and toast. You won't want to miss this yummy dish, so come on in to the Blue Elephant Cafe and give it a try!
Blue Elephant Cafe
12 Pepperell Square
Saco, Maine 04072