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Apr 20, 2009 03:15 PM

Staying home tomorrow.. need some recipe ideas

I've got an awful cold and I'm most probably staying home from work again tomorrow. I want to cook and bake a few things to fill the freezer. Any good ideas?

I've got all the basic baking and cooking items- and vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, fancy chocolates, frozen phyllo, good olives, canned chilis, tortillas, frozen chicken cutlets..

My brain is kind of on hold now, so any recipes or ideas would be great. Thanks!

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  1. I went to a local French bakery and picked up a box of baked goods recently. My favorite was the palmiers. I couldn't believe how delicate and lovely these were and researched them online and was pleasantly surprised to discover they are also very easy to make.

    All you need is some puff pastry sheets, sugar and water. You can make sweet or savory palmiers and can add spices like cardamom, garam masala or cinnamon. I so enjoyed the simple sugar ones. But would like to try a sweet and spicy one as well. Here is a link to a plethora of photos and recipes.

    1. Fancy chocolates, frozen phyllo and good olives... I'll bring the wine and come suffer with you!

      olive bread
      some sort of lovely cream-sauced chicken (with fresh thyme? and tiny mushrooms? and a bit of wine? and lashings of butter?) in phyllo pouches, or as a pot-pie arrangement.

      Spicy food makes me really happy when I'm sick -- how about an extra-fiery chicken tikka masala? Sans cream it would freeze nicely. I used the CI version last time I made it, but it's only available to subscribers, darn it!

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      1. re: LauraGrace

        The chicken in phyllo sounds great! But of course, my new thyme plant is at my mom's house, and I don't have any mushrooms.

        Spicy sounds good- maybe I'll make some chicken chili and freeze the leftovers