Chicken stock, by julia child.

Ingredients

2 qt or so raw and/or cooked chicken bones and scraps
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup carrot
1/2 cup celery
1 medium imported bay leaf

8 parsley stems
5 peppercorns

How to prepare

Chop the bones and scraps into 1″ pieces and bring to the simmer in a saucepan (3 qt stainless steel suggested) with water to cover by 1″ and salt. As a simmer is reached, gray scum will rise to the surface for several minutes; skim it off occasionally until it most ceases to rise. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover the pan loosely and simmer 1 1/2 hrs., Adding a little water if the liquid evaporates to expose the ingredients. Strain through the sieve into a bowl, an degrease. To yield about 2 quarts

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Golden mushroom chicken thighs

Ingredients

6 chicken thighs
1 can golden mushroom soup

How to prepare

Pull the skin off the thighs. Rinse in cold water. Put in crockpot. Pour in one can of golden mushroom soup and 1 can water. Cook on high at least 4 hours or until chicken falls off bones. Remove bones. Yield: 3 servings

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Indonesian grilled chicken

Ingredients

3-lb roasting chicken
1 lg onion chopped
3 cloves garlic
3 fresh red chilies
2 tsp chopped fresh ginger
2 strips lemon rind or 1 stalk lemon grass
1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp ground coriander
1-1/2 tsp salt
4 curry leaves
2 lime or lemon leaves (optional)
3 cup coconut milk

How to prepare

Split the chicken down the breast and flatten to spread out. Put onion, garlic, chilies, ginger and lemon rind in blender with 2-3 tbsp coconut milk and make paste. Add turmeric, pepper, coriander and salt and a spoonful more milk and blend again. Spread some of the paste inside and outside chicken and marinate at least a half hour. Put remaining mix in large pan with lemon leaves and coconut milk and bring slowly to simmer, stirring. Place chicken in sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn chicken for 10 more minutes. Grill chicken until brown. Serve with sauce.

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Julia’s favorite stew

Ingredients

5 lb boneless chuck steak, cut into 1″ cubes
1 large onion, sliced
6 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
6 bay leaves
a few springs fresh thyme
1 large carrot, sliced

1 large tomato, chunked
1/2 bottle red wine
olive oil
chicken or beef stock
one cup red wine

How to prepare

In a large flat container, marinate the beef with the onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, carrot, tomato and wine with a big dollop of olive oil for a”morning”. Remove the beef from the marinade, dry the beef with paper towels, salt and pepper the beef and brown it, a few pieces at a time over high heat in a film of olive oil. When all the beef is nicely browned, place in a large oven proof casserole and bring to a simmer with a cup of red wine and enough stock to just cover the meat. Place in a 325 oven to simmer for three hours, basting occasionally with the juices until tender. Drain the liquid, degrease the juice, and then stir it back into the casserole along with a bouquet of steamed carrots, turnips, and potatoes. Serve with a loaf of country bread and several bottles of excellent red wine. You can, of course, vary the ingredients of the stew to include mushrooms, tomatoes, whatever, but the basic technique of marinating the meat makes for a tender, well flavored beef.

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Succulent sour cream pot-roast

Ingredients

5 lb boneless rolled chuck roast
2 tbsp unbleached flour
1 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup water
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 sm onions, chopped
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp thyme leaves
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp butter
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 x hot buttered noodles
1 x paprika

How to prepare

Dredge pot-roast in flour, brown all sides in cooking oil in dutch oven slip rack Under meat, sprinkle with salt and pepper add water, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, Bay leaf and thyme cover and cook in slow oven (325

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French riviera stew

Ingredients

1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
2 1/2 lb boned veal shoulder in 1 1/2″ cubes
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbs. Olive oil or vegetable oil
3/4 lb. Sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 cup minced onion
1 10 oz. Can whole tomatoes and juice
1 large green bell pepper, seeded, cut in 1″ strips
1 tsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Dried oregano
1/2 cup converted rice

How to prepare

Salt (1 teas.) And pepper the veal cubes, and sprinkle with vinegar. In a medium skillet, over medium heat, heat the oil and saut

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Spaghetti mizithra

Ingredients

1 lb spaghetti
1/2 lb kasseri cheese, grated
1/4 lb roman cheese, grated
1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped parsley

How to prepare

Cook spaghetti until tender but firm to the bite. Drain. Melt butter in large skillet until it turns brown. Meanwhile, combine cheeses. Place spaghetti on warm platter, sprinkle with mixed cheeses, then drizzle with browned butter. Sprinkle with parsley.

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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Feta Cheese and Fresh Mint

Ingredients

2 lg boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 halves)
1 oz feta cheese, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mint leaves, stemmed and washed
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to prepare

Wash and dry chicken and trim off any fat. Cut each breast in half. Lay one of the halves at the edge of a cutting board. Cut a horizontal pocket in the breast, taking care not to pierce the top, bottom or far side. Do this with all 4 pieces.
Place 23 slices of feta and 68 mint leaves in each pocket. Pin shut with lightly oiled tooth picks. Place them in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Finely chop the remaining mint and sprinkle it over the chicken with the lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper. Marinate the chicken in this mixture for 20 min., turning once or twice.
Preheat grill or broiler to high. Season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until cooked, 23 min. per side. Remove toothpicks and serve at once.

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Reduced-fat macaroni and cheese

Ingredients

8 oz macaroni, elbow twists
16 oz cottage cheese, low-fat 1%
2 tbsp flour, all-purpose
2 cup skim milk
4 oz cheese, sharp cheddar shred
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper, ground black
1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
1/4 cup cheese, parmesan grated

How to prepare

Beginning about 45 minutes before serving:

1. Prepare macaroni as label directs but do not add salt to water; drain. 2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Spray shallow, broiler-safe, 2 1/2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. 3. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend cottage cheese until smooth. (or, in blender at high speed, blend cottage cheese with 1/4 cup of the milk called for in recipe, for easier blending.) 4. In 2-quart saucepan, mix flour with 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Slowly stir in remaining cups milk until blended. Cook over med heat until mixture just boils and thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in cottage cheese, cheddar, salt, pepper and nutmeg. 5. Place macaroni in casserole; cover with cheese sauce. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. 6. Remove casserole from oven. Turn oven control to broil. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of macaroni mixture. 7. Place casserole in broiler at closest position to source of heat; broil 2 to 3 minutes until top is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings – even better than – the old-favorite recipe.”

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Panzanella with feta cheese

Ingredients

6 medium tomatoes (cut in mid sized chunks)
4 thick slices of sourdough toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup sweet onion, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, minced
1 tbsp chopped parsley

2 cloves garlic
1 tsp fresh tarragon, minced
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp balsamic
to taste salt and pepper
feta cheese for garnish

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients except the bread and cheese in a large salad bowl. Let the mixture marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours, stirring gently from time if you can.
Toast the bread and cut into chunks just before serving. Stir the toast chunks into the salad and serve at room temperature with crumbled feta cheese on top.

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