My last post eluded to “extra credit.” That reference is simply a way of thinking about extending the best from already great ingredients and cooking.
That beautiful roasted capon was infused with lemon and onion and herbs; small golden potatoes and carrots benefitted from the compound butter that basted the bird.
So, next stage benefit is this. After the initial meal, I removed the thighs, legs and wings for my son (good mom that I am). I cut the breast meat off the carcass; I sautéed 1# of white button mushrooms; I made a roux with butter, flour, white stock (you knew we’d be talking about it again) and a spritz of cream; I boiled spaghetti. The ‘piece de resistance’ is grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, stirred into the dish and sprinkled on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Finish with chopped fresh parsley.
I must rush. I’m on my way out the door with my Chicken Tetrazzini. A friend had surgery this week and came home today, so it’s dinner for her and her family, along with fabulous Turner Farm greens and a great loaf of European grain bread. Be well, Friend!
I am having a simple pasta dish with olive oil, the (previously described) roasted veggies and a grating of fabulous cheese for dinner.
There’s yet another benefit on this continuum. What could it be?