Sunday, 4 January 2009

I can't believe the holidays are almost at an end comfort food!

I've said it before but I really do hate it when the holidays end. We've just had the best Christmas ever, relaxed, good fun, the house full of love and laughter. The house is going to feel so empty tomorrow when the boys go back to school and hubs goes back to work. The boys have been adorable, even when they've been over excited and gone past the stage where you feel like stringing them up by their toenails. So to comfort food I called.

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Sundried Tomato (feeds 4)
4 chicken breasts, cubed, whatever size you prefer
half a packet of sundried tomatoes in olive oil
half a punnet of chestnut mushrooms, quartered
one onion, peeled and finely diced
one Knorr chicken stock cube (if it's good enough for Marco!)
one carton of creme fraiche
a little boiling water
a tablespoon of oil

Gently fry the onion in the oil, add the chicken and brown the meat, add the mushrooms, then add a little water (about 1/4 of a cup), add the stock cube and stir, then add the creme fraiche and the sundried tomatoes. Cook for about 10-15 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. We served with boiled rice and it got top marks. Excuse the rubbish photo - I was hungry!


KJ said...

Chicken, mushrooms and cream - a perfect no fail combination. Christmases are always more special and enjoyable with small children around!!

MeetaK said...

True - I cannot believe that either. Soeren is back at school and I am going to be taking the Christmas decorations down today! Wow! The chicken looks really delicious here!

David Hall said...

Happy New Year Amanda!

I wonder if we are ever going to meet in 2009?! All the best to you and your family

David x

Deborah said...

I think I'll keep enjoying comfort foods until the baby comes and I need to lose all the weight! This looks delicious and comforting!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year Amanda!
Always a heart stopping moment when children have to return to school after the Christmas holidays.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That sounds like a wonderful dish for those cold winter days!

Mike said...

One minute they are trudging off to school and the next minute they are telling you the food in this country isn't good enough and they're moving to Spain. Oh, how time flies. Happy New Year, Amanda.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi KJ, I love creamy chicken and mushroom in anything too, especially pie!! ;)

Hi Meeta, time goes too fast.

Hi David, well we might if I manage to give you enough notice. :)

Hi Deborah, not long for you to wait now!

Hi Margaret, I'd happily have the boys at home ALL the time even when they're driving me mad.

Hi Chocolate Shavings, I liked typing that - chocolate shavings - yum!

Hi Mike, Happy New Year, hope you had a fantastic Christmas - the food certainly sounded amazing. If I could get hold of some Peter Pan dust just to hold time a little then I would.

Thank you all for your comments.
Amanda x

ChichaJo said...

Sounds like you had a lovely holidays...I'm so glad! :) All the best in 2009!

That does look like a dish full of comfort!

glamah16 said...

Now thats a meal CS Wwould love with the creme fraiche, sun dried tomatoes, and chicken.

Marie said...

That looks very tasty and comforting Amanda! Perfect cold weather food!

Cottage Smallholder said...

What a sweet photo of your boys and the puppy!

This chicken dish sounds scrummy.


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