Friday, April 8, 2011

Chicken Saute with Sherry and Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes and Rosemary Carrots


I don't want to complain but...since you're here...

Last night I wrote an entire blog post...and because blogger saves my entries every 3 seconds...somehow I must have hit a weird button...that DELETED it ALL...then saved. Fabulous.

HOURS of ignoring my husband and children down the drain...with nothing to show.  Nada.

(Here are some carrots...)

And let me tell you...

...the original post was super funny...extremely witty... and especially well written...

(Carrots tossed in olive oil, rosemary, kosher salt and pepper before roasting in 400 degree oven for 18 minutes)

OK fine...perhaps blogger (who the heck is blogger anyway?) has taken on a life of its own and just KNOWS when ...I shouldn't submit a post...and so up and deletes it in my best interest? Is it possible???

(sliced potatoes)

I can think of many a blog entry...I wish had spontaneously combusted before I hit publish ~ I won't refer to any by name...but some of you may recall some real doozies!

In this last one...(that's sadly gone forever....)  I was joking about my run on pictures making everyone dizzy and the fact that with this post ...I'm messing with a James Beard recipe a la 1959..."The Father of American Gastronomy."

I mean who do I think I am? 


Perhaps it was the late James A. Beard himself who (after seeing that I added corn starch and mushrooms to his recipe) somehow managed to erase my post in sheer disgust?  I hope not. That would be scary.

So here goes some notes on the attached recipe... Chicken Saute with Sherry that I found on

~ I used 2 inch pieces of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and added one tablespoon cornstarch (tempered it in by removing some of the hot liquid, whisking the corn starch in and then adding the thickened liquid back into the pot with the chicken)  I just thought my sauce seemed too thin and the corn starch helped thicken the dish to a nice consistency. 

~ I also threw in some mixed mushrooms while cooking - adding to the meal some flavor and texture.

The REVIEWS of Chicken Saute with Sherry also deserve a look, where one cook refers to the recipe as not only super delicious but..."as easy to make as falling off of a log..."  Got to Love it!


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Well damn you blogger for deleting your post, but hooray cause this one looks DAMN GOOD!! Really delicious, rich and savory :) I really need to get some sherry in the house. Ya know, for cooking...yeah that's it, for cooking :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous meal, blogger messes with me too! It was squichsing all my post together..making me retype and sometimes I too, accidentally press some odd button and it takes me back 3 pages...I get so angry!

happy Friday.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine said...

Vibrant in color rich in flavors I love~!

Cat said...

Urghhh...blogger can be such a hater sometimes! But...look on the brightside, this food looks amazing!!!!! :)

Magic of Spice said...

Beautiful dish and love those carrots. I am pretty sure James Beard would love your adjustments :)
Sorry about your post, what a pain.

Simply Life said...

wow! this looks perfect and I'm loving the way you prepared those carrots!

Edible Art said...

just the title of this blog post alone made me drop a drool drip.

and UGH! that happened to me ONCE before, and i haaaaaated it!
it was one of the blog enteries that needed a lot of pictures too... they were specific step-by-step pictures & instructions.... and then.. i got disconnected from the internet and its ALL GONE!
ahhhhhsdlflksjdfjs the frustrations of it all !

i mean, why cant they just do that for little entries? why the longggg witty ones?

anyway, your food looks amazing and the pictures are FANTABB~

Lea Ann said...

I hate when that happens. This recipe looks really good!

Pam said...

Shame on blogger but this meal sounds fantastic! Love it!!!

Cooking Gallery said...

What a beautiful meal, you really make me hungry...!

I can imagine how annoyed you must have felt as it happened. I would too!!

Cooking Rookie said...

What a nice dish! I also made baked potatoes with mushrooms yesterday - great minds think alike ;-)

Love the photos on your blog, will be following you. I also stumbled your other recipe :-)

The Food Hound said...

Sorry- I've missed a few posts!! Well, it looks like everyone missed your original post :) First, this looks amazing, and I love how you stacked the potatoes and presented the carrots! Second, it is my belief that blogger thought your witty post was too good and wanted to keep it for his eyes only. Stupid blogger :)

Katerina said...

I have got my share of misfortunes with blogger. So, what I did and do is to write my post in word and put my pictures in a file in my computer and just copy them in blogger. In such way even if I lose it, I have the copy in my computer and can post it again in a moment. To me it looks like a beautiful meal. I will check it out because I love to cook with alcohol.

Joanne said...

Sometimes I think the fact that blogger saves every five seconds is GOOD...but at times like these, I realize it's not. Totally a double edged sword. and yeah...I hope it wasn't the ghost of James Beard coming around to haunt you. Otherwise I probably have tons of cooking ghosts wandering around this apartment, angry that i messed with their recipe. The chicken looks so delicious though!

Cindy Ellison said...

This dish looks delicious! I have never understood how we can't seem to capture the 'vitality' of the deleted first writings that end up in the cyber black hole. I have to agree with what Clint just said, he says the second writing is not spontaneous.

I can't wait to settle down and try so many of your wonderful recipes. Thank you! ♥

Karen said...

Blogger has caused me many moments of angst and anger...I feel your pain!
This chicken dish looks soooo tasty...I crave this kind of homey, comforting dish with carrots and potatoes often.
I've never thought of falling off of a log as easy, but I suppose it is! ha.

Nuts about food said...

Argh! That is soooo frustrating...the recipe however looks very tasty and the photos are beautiful.

Heather said...

hahaha sorry your post got deleted but this one is pretty funny! I'm going to buy carrots now and cook them how you did! Yum!!