Tarte au Sucre [Sugar tart]

For the past 3 days I have been hooked to my computer.

As a junkie is to his drug of choice.

I have discovered the wonderful world of my Netflix “Watch instantly” option.

I have discovered MadMan.

I’m now an official Draper fan.

I cannot get enough of all those chain-smoking characters.

I watched season 1 and 2 and some of 3 in one sitting.

Tom was worried that my eyes were going to fall off.

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GCC: Menu 30 - Chicken Pot Pie

I think our fellow Raymond is reminiscing a bit his childhood with the options he has given us while hosting this months Gutsy Cook menus.  Not that I mind one bit.  Seriously, who can say no to chicken pot pie?

I usually don’t, specially when I go and order it in any restaurant that has it on the menu.  I have been holding off in making it at home, because it just seems like a long difficult dish to make.

But, I’m going to prove to you how wrong I was on that assumption and tell you that in less than 1 hour you can serve this to your family.  First the recipe is made with puff pastry and not pie crust, so you can just go out to the supermarket and get one of those frozen packages, that are just as good a homemade but without the hours upon hours of preparing it.  And while you are there, stop by your supermarket deli and pick up a roast chicken.

See? The most difficult time consuming part of the recipe is DONE.

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Quick Apple Galette

The thing with fruit desserts?  Having fruit left over because most of the recipes call for medium apples, but my supermarket does not know the difference between size, they are all big.

So I got leftover.

I hate to throw food away.

Even fruit.

And trust me I been so tempted of late.  I’m pretty over anything that has to do with apples.

But, I cannot do it – yes, call me wimpy.

So, here I was thinking, what to do with all of this left over apples, that I did not use in the future mother in law birthday cake a couple of weeks back.

And as I was thinking there, I started to crave a cookie.

Stay with me, there is a relationship in here.

So, I look over at Tom and asked him to pass me the pack of Galleta Maria, [Marie biscuit] for me to munch on.  And as I was looking at the package the name “galleta”, which means biscuit in Spanish made me think of the French “galettes”

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