It’s getting close to the end of the year, and this might be the last posted meal of the 2017 Cookery Project. Or maybe not.
I went to some old printed cookbooks for the recipes for today’s lunch. The Sour Cream Chicken with Apple and Onion recipe came from a 1994 book called The Easier You Make It, the Better It Tastes. After carmelizing sliced apples and onions, I put them on top of chicken breasts that had been on slathered with sour cream and seasoned with basil. Each chicken breast went into a tightly sealed aluminum foil packet and baked for half an hour.
The glazed carrots came from a 1981 book called Dinner for Two, and featured Hungarian paprika—guess where that came from—and a bit of brown sugar.
It was a good meal, but it didn’t look v interesting. The white-on-white-on-white of apples and onions on sour cream on chicken breast seems bland.
Needs a touch of green on the plate, doesn’t it?
2018 New Year’s Resolution Number 2
Work on more creative plating for food photography.
★ Disaster. Inedible. Poisoned the cat.
★★ OK, but once is enough.
★★★ Mixed results. Something went wrong, but might try this again.
★★★★ Good, but lacks that special something.
★★★★★ Excellent. Goes into my “This is a winner” file.