Rainy days and Fridays...
This was the view from my porch this morning:
Not your usual postcard perfect day on a tropical island, but it made me SO happy! Rainy days not only bring us drinking water in the raintanks, but they also bring cooler temperatures and their delicious sound and smell. At our house, rainy days also mean baking!
The rain lasted all day today, and we finished up the day with one of my favorite recipes from my mama, curried chicken and apples. Here in the Solomons, apples only come from overseas, so they are infrequent and expensive, meaning we hardly ever enjoy this dish. With the recent arrival of a shipment of fruit from across the ocean, and the cool day to make me think of fall, we shared our creamy treat with friends tonight.
Curried Chicken and Apples
(serves two generously)
1 onion chopped
2 chicken breasts (I usually chop the chicken to make it stretch)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp curry
1/4 tsp ginger
3 Tbsp raisins
1 cup chopped apple
Mix all ingredients and place into a slow cooker.
1 1/2 tsp chicken bouillion granules
1 1/2 tsp all-purpose flour
1/3 cup water
Pour on top of the chicken mixture. Cook 3 1/2 to 4 hours on high. Just before serving stir in 1/2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/4 cup sour cream. Serve over rice.