B’Stilla My Heart!

We woke up this morning to 5 – 6 inches of snow on the ground, and made it our mission to clear as much of our 300 yard, very steep uphill driveway as possible. Five hours later, another 8 or so inches had fallen, and although it’s slowing down, we’ll probably wind up with a couple more inches of snow.

And in the middle of all of this heavy lifting, Sweet Baby G snuck inside to make a most amazing dish: Chicken B’Stilla. (I hadn’t heard of it either.)

This is a really delicious Moroccan dish… think chicken pot pie but with a philo crust and exotic spices. A little sweet, a little savory… and a fantastic way to refill the tank after a day’s work leaves you exhausted.

Sweet Baby G also managed to whip up some olive all’ ascolana (olives stuffed with meat and bechamel sauce, coated in an egg wash and flour, and then fried) as our appetizer… always delicious.

You’ll find the b’stilla recipe – which is a little involved but not too tricky – in Dorie Greenspan’s 100% reliable Around My French Table.

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