Sunday, October 26, 2008

26 October 2008

Fall is quickly approaching, and it is supposed to get below freezing here in Metro Atlanta tomorrow night. One of my favorite Fall herbs is sage, so I decided to try a Chicken Saltimbocca for tonight's Sunday supper. Saltimbocca is Italian for "jumps in mouth." You can make it with veal of chicken, so of course I used chicken for Jim. It also includes whole sage leaves and prosciutto. I left the prosciutto off of Jim's as well, but he does not know what he is missing! I served the saltimbocca with pan roasted asparagus, fluffy mashed potatoes and salt and pepper cream biscuits. For extra fluffy mashed potatoes,
I actually steam them instead of boiling them to keep them light and airy.

While cooking, I listened to Olivia Newton-John's epic recording from 1978: Totally Hot. Special thanks to my Facebook BFF, Kim Spencer, for reminding me that it was a great album! I think she was in her best "voice" – plus a great S&M album cover!

Nine days until the election and getting excited about the potential of a transformational change! So let's all eat, drink, be merry and vote early –
for Obama of course.


The Menu:

- Chicken Saltimbocca

- Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

- Pan Roasted Organic Asparagus

- Salt and Pepper Cream Biscuits

"Totally Hot" by Olivia-Newton John Track Listing (1978)

1. Please Don't Keep Me Waiting
2. Dancin' Round and Round
3. Talk To Me
4. Deeper Than the Night
5. Borrowed Time
6. A Little More Love
7. Never Enough
8. Totally Hot
9. Boats Against the Current
10. Gimme Some Lovin'
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