In 80-ties in Poland it was very common to celebrate a name day. One checked the calendar and if your name was in it, he could come to you without invitation with potted flower and best wishes. You needed to be prepared for the day: polish vegetable salad, Bigos (Hunters Stew) and Chicken Aspic were common dishes to put on the table.
For polish vegetable salad check: http://cookinpolish.com/polish-vegetable-salad/.
- 1,5 kg chicken
- 3 carrots
- 2 parsley
- half celery
- piece of leak
- few bay leaves
- few balls allspice
- salt, pepper
- parsley greens
Place chicken and vegetables in a pot, cover them with small amount of water, so that the stock was concentrated. Add spices.
When all is cooked (after about 1 hour) take meat out and divide it into small pieces. Cut carrots and parsley into half slices.
Carefully mix meat with vegetables.
Measure the amount of stock you got from cooking. Prepare gelatin according to the instructions on the packet. You need to adjust the amount of the gelatin to the liquid you have.
Place cut vegetables on the bottom of the bowl, then place meat and cover it with a hot liquid mixed with gelatin. Use parsley and some carrots left for decoration.
If you prepare more than one portion, you can make extra portions of Chicken Aspic to jars and save it for later. Close jars and put them upside down for cool down.