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Sides19 Sep 2009 09:30 am

List of needed ingredients:

1 lb of of chestnuts, shelled.
2 tablespoons of butter.
1 lb of mushrooms, quartered.
2 tablespoons of flour.
1 1/2 cups of light cream.
1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Pinch of black pepper.
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley.

Preparation method:

Prick the shells and place the chestnuts in cold water; boil for about 15 minutes.

Drain the chestnuts and peel off their shells. Skin and quarter the nuts.

In a skillet, heat the butter and cook the mushrooms until lightly browned.

Blend in the flour, then gradually add the light cream, salt and pepper.

Add the chestnuts, then heat thoroughly and garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serve as a side dish to hot baked potatoes.

Source: Chestnut Recipes.

General Recipes&Sides07 Sep 2009 10:53 am

List of ingredients:

6 slices of white bread.
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
Vegetable cooking spray.


Preheat your oven to 300F.

Cut the bread into ½-inch cubes.

Place in a large bowl and sprinkle on the garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Gently toss using a large spoon.

Spray with a 2 second burst of vegetable oil cooking spray, toss, then spray again.

Place the cubes in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 20 minutes, turning frequently, until the cubes are dry.

Store in a sealed container.

Source: Crouton Recipes.