Truly Fowl Holidays

It started innocently enough, with the duck
thing
, and slid right along with the roast turkey
challenge.

Then there was the choux done
proper-like:

choux

to accompany the rock cornish hens (stand ins for perdrix this year):

cornish

(There is cabbage in there, between the hen-halves & the toast
points:  trust me!).
 
Finally, for good measure, some coq
au vin
to round things out.  This was done a
la Alton Brown (Good Eats)
.  I had to hold it over a day, so I
brought the components out of the fridge:

componentns

and mixed them together, to heat:

purple chicken!

Mmm!  Purple chicken!  Doesn’t get much better than that 😉
.  Really, the chicken is cooked in that picture; the 2 bottles of
Pinot Noir (Trapiche) had something to say about the colour, though.

Heated up and served, it was perhaps more appealing:

served

And, that’s that! 

What?  What other thing?  Oh, that.

cake

A little spot of  Doris Greenspan’s “Dressy
Chocolate Loaf Cake”
never went amiss.