Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CEiMB - Cioppino, or Fish Stew without the Fish!

Hostess this week is one of my favorite bloggers, Margaret of Tea and Scones

As you all know by now, I'm not a fish/shellfish person, but I really wanted to cook along with Margaret this week so I substituted chicken for the fish.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but we were pleasantly surprised. It was delicious!  So good in fact, I cannot wait to have the leftovers for tomorrow night's dinner.

Well next week is Thanksgiving and I wonder if you all are already getting overwhelmed about how you will manage getting it all together.  For me, I have my family coming in from out of town and we plan to have our Christmas together at the same time.  So it is a double whammy for me.  I have half a tree put up in my living room, and a couple of gifts bought, but this weekend will be interesting to say the least!  I'm a list maker, so I will probably have more lists made than I know what to do with.  A grocery list for sure.

Thanks Margaret for a wonderful pick.  I never would have tried that recipe and now I have found a new wonderful soup to make this winter.   Check out Margaret's blog for the recipe for this and other great foods!  And come join us over at Craving Ellie. 

8 comments:

Kayte said...

Well, I think chicken might have worked out better in this for us as well. It looks great. Thanksgiving? Christmas? You mean they are coming up soon???? YIKES.

Joanne said...

Chicken works. I can imagine it would taste wonderful with the chicken.
You've got the jump on us re- the holidays. We're doing Thanksgiving out and won't even begin to think about Christmas until Thanksgiving is well over with. Postponing the inevitable I guess.

TeaLady said...

I am so glad you forged ahead and made this with me. I can see where chicken would be a perfect alternative. Have to try it that way because I loved the rest of the stew....

Bri said...

Yours looks really yummy, and I would have loved this with chicken! With the changes I made to this, I was really satisfied with it. Good luck with all your holiday stuff! This is such a crazy, but wonderful, time of year.

Leslie said...

It looks great, Peggy! Sounds like you have quite the weekend ahead...making lists is definitely the way to go!

Sarah said...

Chicken sounds like a great substitution. I will have to try that.

Sweet and Savory said...

Drat, I should have tried the chicken. I did think of it but had doubts about it working and I see you made it work. Good for you, Peggy.

Liz said...

I'm glad you were able to figure out something that would work for you, and this sounds really good with chicken! Good luck with all your holiday planning - I am avoiding even thinking about Christmas for at least another week :)