Sage-Stuffed Doornish Hens with Root Vegetables

The theme for Season 7 Game of Thrones: All minor characters must die — and without much time or attention being given to killing them.  Olenna was one of my favorites, and I’m worried that we’re going to see all the smart, reasonable people get killed off.  This political climate is very familiar-feeling, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.  The Doorne storyline, on the other hand, was the worst, and I’m not sad that they are (presumably) wiped out.  It’s important to tie up loose ends, and there really isn’t much time left . . . but, man, the “Kill all the Doornish Women” plot line was pretty rushed.  I’m going to slow down and let the whole “another two entire house are gone” thingy really sink in by making Sage-Stuffed Doornish Hens.  RIP ladies.

Sage-Stuffed Doornish Hens.

Adapted from Taste of Home

2 Cornish game hens (20 – 24 oz. each)
12 Sage Leafs
1 lemon, halved
2 lemons, seeded and squeezed
Green onions
3 tbsp. melted butter
1 tbsp. oil
6 cloves chopped garlic
Salt Pepper
Pastry brush
Baking twine or wire

Preheat oven to 375.  Grease rack of roasting pan.  Rinse and clean game hens.  Stuff Cornish hens with one lemon half and place three, halved green onions on top.  Gently place sage leaves under the chicken skin.  Melt butter in a small saucepan.  Combine garlic, lemon, and oil.  Generously brush both sides with butter mixture. Salt and pepper the chicken.  Tie chicken closed and bake for 45 minutes before adding vegetables (vegetables later in post).  Continue baking for 45 minutes.

I’m genuinely concerned by last episode—all that “Dragons are not Invincible” talk has got me worried.  I have a very bad feeling that a dragon is going to die this episode, and I’ve got my money on Dragon. We’ve got to get Dany REALLY fired up in order to get the full-blown war thing moving—and I think killing a dragon is the way to do it.  While I’m rooting for all the dragons and direwolves. If they all make it out of this season, I can die happy.  Since I’m rooting for all the animals, Ser Pounce included, I’m going to make some nice, root vegetables.

Root Vegetables

4 carrots, cut in 1” pieces
6-8 baby red potatoes, cut in quarters
4 beets, peeled and cubed in about 1” pieces
Green onions, sliced lengthwise
Salt & Pepper

After cutting veggies into uniform sizes, generously salt and pepper.  Halfway through the Doornish hens’ bake, place the root vegetables in the roasting pan.  Cover chicken and veggies with remaining butter mixtures and bake an additional 45 minutes.



So, to recap: this week, I think a dragon is going to die, the smart people are going to continue to get killed off, minus Sam (hello, Davos and Jorah), Dany is going to quit playin’ games, Hotpie is going to reveal some more baking tipes.  Sounds like bold prediction time.

Joshua Signs’s Bold Prediction: Tonight is tough.  I feel like Mellisandre is going to resurface and this episode is going to spend too much time around Bran.  I would punch Bran in the face, if I could.

Kristen Boren’s Bold Prediction: Sansa is going to be Warden of the North.  Job and Dany make out. Dany dies right before she finds out that Jon is her half-brother.  The dragons are going to die, but the last shot of one of the episodes is going to be a nest of eggs.  Jon will be the Father of Dragons.

Phil Schriver’s Bold Prediction: Jorah converts his grayscale to CMYK.

Tim Paluch’s Bold Prediction: Jon and Dany both die.

Gosh, I’m excited to see what’s up with Jorah this episode.  I’m so happy the grayscale didn’t get on that sweet face! I’m also very interested to see if Theon will be exiled by the Greyjoys and join up with the Starks again, which is unfortunate.  I would have jumped, too, Theon!  If he keeps it up, you may be seeing Dunkin’ Donuts in a future blog recipe.










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