Getting Ready for Downton Abbey Dinner Deluxe!

I had to cook up something a bit fanciful, but not too crazy, for tonight’s opening show of this season’s Downton Abbey. So I am making up a take-off on Chicken Cordon Bleu, but with a bit of extra pizzazz: Chicken stuffed with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Gruyere, Pinenuts and Prunes- pan-fried to seal in a nice brown crispy skin, then finished off in the oven and served alongside roast potatoes and steamed asparagus in a horseradish-butter sauce.

Ham Cheese Stuffed Chick

Excuse me Sir, may I finish that? 😉