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bill a.k.a.Mr. Bill...(**********)
02-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Direct (no translation) from Meagan's Parisian friend Claire (BFFs 4 ever)...

- take a good and tasty chicken
- cut it in pieces
- brown an onion in a casserole dish in cast iron with 1/2 cup of butter and another of olive oil
- make the pieces of chicken golden brown and add 12-14oz of smoked cubed bacon (lardon if you can find it)
- pour 3/4 of a bottle of champagne &#40;<u>drink the rest during the cooking!</u>&#41;
- add 2 cups of fresh cream
- make it salty and peppery
- add some potatoes cut in 4 pieces into the casserole dish &amp; 12-14 oz of button mushrooms
- let it cook during 45 minutes on a low flame
- thicken the sauce with corn flour in case &#40;some spoons&#41;
- make the seasoning getting better

Serve with a light red wine &#40;Burgundy/Beaujolais&#41;

bill a.k.a.Mr. Bill...(**********)
02-11-2010, 06:44 PM
Claire &amp; Meagan not in Paris...


&#40;Message edited by billyb on February 11, 2010&#41;

02-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Sounds French to me, good luck!

I will look in my old school books for this. It&#39;s a true Bistro meal.

02-12-2010, 11:42 AM
half a cup of butter and olive oil? I only get to drink 1/4 glass of champagne?

just kidding. i just may try to make it this weekend....sounds delish and rich!

bill a.k.a.Mr. Bill...(**********)
02-12-2010, 02:51 PM
LOL - We call it &#34;comfort&#34; food!

02-12-2010, 02:53 PM
A Bill Clinton breakfast.

02-13-2010, 12:05 AM
Well I&#39;m sure it will do more than &#34;comfort&#34; me...more like 2 hours of Wii fit will be in order when I&#39;m done!

**Jim Mc **-- But you can all me Link
02-18-2010, 02:10 PM
Bill, that sounds incredible. I might be doing that tonight. Cynde, just get a couple more bottles of Champagne. Think I might try it with Proseco, as I have three bottles in the cellar.

02-22-2010, 03:40 AM
Hey Jim you got &#34;real grated cheese for that&#34; ?