Chicken roulade stuffed with spicy Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, julienned sun-dried tomatoes, and sauteed fennel and crimini mushrooms deglazed with merlot. The roulade was served with buttery fresh herb and garlic polenta and roasted brussels sprouts.
Despite popular believe, brussels sprouts kick assT: This meal rocked. It was all very tasty… equally tasty, really. The brussels sprouts were the most photogenic, but it was all ridiculously tasty.
A: i agree for the most part. i think the chicken wasn’t the most tasty stuffed chicken i’ve ever made… but at the same time, it was damn tasty!
T: the chicken reminded me of the kind of thing you would find at a butcher in Lafayette. Sausage inside of another meat with lots o’ seasoning. LOVE it!
A: sweet! i dig the Lafayette butcher style. they really do have good meat in Lafayette. you know, what could really be better than meat… inside of meat?!? i mean a mushroom inside of a mushroom just doesn’t get me going like meat inside of meat.T: the chicken reminded me of the kind of thing you would find at a butcher in Lafayette. Sausage inside of another meat with lots o’ seasoning. LOVE it!
T: yeah, i agree. And it’s even better when you have a mushroom and a meat inside of another meat… inside of a giant mushroom.T: the chicken reminded me of the kind of thing you would find at a butcher in Lafayette. Sausage inside of another meat with lots o’ seasoning. LOVE it!
Chicken stuffed with goodnessA: uh, dude. i’m kind of scared of mushrooms that big…
T: forget the last mushroom. But mushrooms and meat inside of meat.!
A: don’t forget the fresh mozzarella and sauteed fennel too!
T: mmmm yeah!
A: oooo, and i forgot the julienned sun-dried tomatoes!
T: ok so this wasn’t exactly what you would find at a butcher in Lafayette… mmm mmm, Mandy.
A: 😛 you best be taking back that forsaken name you just called me.
T: Mandy is a glorious name.
A: hmm well, maybe we should start calling you mandy then, because i, for one, don’t like it! 😉
T: Please don’t call me Mandy. That’s not my name!
A: okay, Pepita Brittle.
T: Thank you, Bobby. 😉
A: yes, indeed! thanks, bobby! 😀 so did you enjoy the polenta? i think that might have been my favorite part of the whole meal.
T: the grits? yeah they were awesome! You make the best grits, seriously. Grits are often almost flavorless. These grits did not have that problem. They were loaded with awesomeness.
A: i definitely feel you there. for like the first twentysome years of my life i was just being served flavorless, grody grits. and let me tell you, it’s only been the last few years that i’ve truly become a big polenta/grits fan.
T: I’ve rarely had grits that I would call grody but… I do enjoy the word grody.
A: hehehe yeah. you know how all kids have a few things they don’t like? even the un-picky ones? well i was an unpicky child who just happened to have a big problem with grits!
T: that’s crazy. I think most kids like grits… am I wrong?
A: yeah. you’re totally wrong on this on! (imho)
T: Ok, yeah, I’m right. 😉
A: no, you’re not! but you know what was totally right? those brussels sprouts! normally the produce market has these gigantic sprouts, but this time they had these delightful baby sprouts that we soooo tender and absolutely perfect!
T: they were awesome. As was everything else. I give the meal overall a 4.65/5. It was absolutely delicious, and I think you could get people liking both grits and brussels sprouts… bring over some dark-siders, you know?
A: hell yeah! it’s always good to bring people over to the… light-side? or the side of tasty! i give this meal a 4.35/5. it was really quite good. it just wasn’t the best chicken roulade i’ve ever made, therefore it doesn’t score higher with me.
T: that’s what held down my score a little, too. The grits and brussels sprouts were out of this world. The chicken was awesome, but not your best ever.
A: precisely. that just means i need to make another….better… version soon!
T: aaaahhhhh yeeeahhhhh.