Monday, August 17, 2015

Chicken Rolls | My Birthday Dinner

Before my mom passed away, she gave each of us girls a recipe book which contained all of our childhood favourites.  Every year we picked a birthday meal and this was mine year after year; Chicken Rolls.  I loved it because we didn't have chicken very often and it was baked in homemade dough.  Let's be honest--we were a meat and potato family growing up so this was a very nice change from the norm.  Covering it all with a thick layer of cheese sauce was the icing on the cake.


Since we've been married, Gary has taken on the role of making this special meal for me--I really appreciate it.   I think I now love it it because it brings me back to my childhood, my mama, and well, it just tastes good!


I'll write it out for you here:

Dough:

1.  Mix the first 4 ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP sugar

2. Cut in 7/8's of this mixture into the dry ingredients.
 1/4 cup of butter
 3/4 cup of warm milk
1/4 cup of water

Chicken Mixture:

3. Cook  the following:
1 1/2 cups of chicken (we just use a pre-cooked roasted chicken and probably add more than 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/3 cup onions
salt and pepper
1-2 TBSP of milk
(you can add more veggies like shredded zucchini, peppers etc)


Putting it together:

4.  Roll out the dough and sprinkle the chicken mixture on top plus the remaining 1/8th of the butter/milk/water combo.  Roll it up (like sushi) and slice it so that each piece fits in a muffin tin.

5. Bake at 450F for 15-20 minutes in a pre-greased muffin tin.

6.  Make a cheese sauce (butter, flour, milk and cheese!)


Do you have a special birthday meal?  If so, what is it?

Love,
Louise

PS You can also pin it here for later!

4 comments:

  1. How precious to have this recipe book that your mom made for each of you girls! And how nice of Gary to make your favourite birthday meal each year.

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    1. Carol--I am so thankful for this book!! My mom's friend helped her to put it together towards the end of her life. A lot of our family bonding took place around the table so there are so many great memories associated with each meal. It is very special to me!!

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  2. Those look SO good!!! Similar to the chicken packets that my mom used to make. I don't really have a meal...as we usually end up going out...however, this last time, I bought a few fun things from M&M Meats, and hubby cooked them. I don't even remember what it was. It was actually a few days after my birthday, since I worked on my birthday.

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    1. I really like them :) A friend recently gifted us with a meal from M&M Meats--it was sooooooo good!!

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