So this is what happens when I realize it's 3:30pm on the 13th and not only have I not completed this month's Daring Cook's assignment, but I don't even know what it is! Welcome to the world of Jenni's brain - pregnant edition! As luck would have it, I just happened to have a package of puff pastry in my freezer (phew!!), and I decided to totally wing this one. I even borrowed some potatoes and spinach from my neighbor's to add to my meal (they asked me to let their dogs out for them, the items were on the counter, and I asked. Haha Yes, I am not above raiding my neighbor's pantry. Thanks Grace and Allison!)
I don't have a recipe to share because I literally just threw stuff together - but I can explain to you what I did! While my puff pastry (both sheets) was thawing out, I gently poached some chicken breasts in a 50/50 blend of white wine and chicken broth. When they were done I removed them and roughly chopped them. In a large skillet pan I sautéed about 1/2 a yellow onion and maybe a cup or so or chopped button mushrooms in some butter. I also threw in a bit of pepper and thyme and a splash of white wine. I also added some frozen peas and a big handful of fresh spinach. When the spinach was wilted I removed it from the heat. When the puff pastry was thawed I divided it into four equal pieces and split the chicken and spinach mixture evenly. Some swiss cheese slices went on top and then all the corners and edges were tucked in. I turned the puff pastry pockets over to place on the baking sheet (so all the corners were tucked under) and brushed the tops with an egg white wash. Baked at 400 F for about 15 minutes, until the tops were golden brown and then I served them alongside mashed potatoes and a simple salad. Viola!
I actually really liked how this turned out! It was simple yet almost elegant, and Joel and I spent the whole meal talking about what else would go great wrapped in puff pastry (my favorite suggestion was eggs, cheese and bacon!). Also someday, definitely doing brie cheese (which is my ultimate favorite cheese ever!)