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MASCARPONE FILLED BREAKFAST ROLLS FOR 2

A delicious, easy brunch recipe. Refrigerated biscuits stuffed with mascarpone cheese, rolled in butter-cinnamon-sugar. Sprinkled with cranberries and nuts. Drizzled with a rich icing.  In 2008 I was chosen as a finalist for the 43rd Pillsbury Bake-off Contest.  I cannot even express how exciting this was and what an unforgettable experience.

My recipe was Mascarpone-Filled Cranberry Walnut Rolls.  I was chosen as the winner of my category (Breakfast/Brunch)  and one of the 5 finalists to win the $1,000,000 dollars!  I did not win that but did receive $5000 and a new stove.

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1 ROTISSERE CHICKEN- 4 DOWNSIZED MEALS

I love all of the recipes that can be created from using 1 rotisserie chicken.  For this post on my downsized cooking feature, I want to share a few of those ideas using a chicken.


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These rotissere  chickens are not only convenient, they are inexpensive.  I buy mine at Sam’s and they cost $4.99.  I only use the breast meat and this usually nets about 4 cups of meat.  My husband likes to eat the legs.    I bought this last weekend and made 4 different meals that were enough to feed 2 people.  If you prefer more meat in any of the dishes,  you can still make 3 of the 4 dishes. 

I serve these meals with a salad or vegetable.

When I go to Sam’s, I usually buy 2 of these chickens.  We eat part of it for supper that night and then I make another dish from the remaining meat.  I cut the meat off of the second one and put it in smaller freezer bags for future use.  I like to make chicken salad from the rotisserie chicken but when I do this, I make it while the meat is still warm so that the flavors blend better.  The possibilities of recipes are endless but I want to share some of the comfort foods that I made last weekend.

1 Rotissere Chicken can produce 4 downsized meals. Perfect for 2 people. Inexpensive and delicious.

 
CREAMED CHICKEN AND BISCUITS                                                                    rotissere chicken, chicken, biscuits
Creamed Chicken and Biscuits
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 frozen biscuits, baked
  2. 2 Tablespoons butter
  3. 2 Tablespoons flour
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  6. 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  7. 1/2 cup half and half (or whole milk)
  8. 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  9. 2-3 drops yellow food coloring
  10. 1 cup rotisserie chicken breast, shredded or cubed
  11. 1 cup prepared mashed potatoes
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in medium sized saucepan or dutch oven over a medium heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper, whisk together until smooth.
  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, half and half, soup and food coloring. (Start with 1 drop and add desired amount). Stir in the chicken. Reduce heat and simmer over a low heat until mixture thickens, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from the heat. Serve with hot biscuits and mashed potatoes.
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