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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Bleu, bleu...today is bleu!

No! 'Bleu' is not misspelled nor is it for this occasion any indication of a sad, gloomy day! The different spelling is attributable to its French connection. The French form of the 'b-l-u-e' spelling has been used in names of various French bleu cheeses - a cheese containing a blue mold - marketed widely in Britain and the United States. Another reference is the name "Le Cordon Bleu" meaning The Blue Ribbon, which designates something or someone (often a chef) of the highest class or first-class distinction. 

April 4 is...
National Cordon Bleu Day
 
 
This celebration surrounds the rich history and heritage of Le Cordon Bleu, the world's largest school for hospitality education which originated in France. From the culinary talents of the school emerged an easy but impressive creation that definitely fits the category of blue ribbon quality with or without the 'bleu' cheese - Chicken Cordon Bleu and Veal Cordon Bleu. Through the years, chicken has remained the most popular but the classic combinations have taken on many creative variations.

Recipe Time!
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http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/chicken-cordon-bleu-recipes.html
 Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipes
Fancy a French classic that's easy to make? 
Dip into 18 delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu recipes.
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Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich Recipe Recipe
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Chicken Cordon Bleu in a Crock Bowl Recipe
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/16602/cordon-bleu-chicken-rolls/
Cordon Bleu Chicken Rolls Recipe
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http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-cordon-bleu-in-pastry
Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry Recipe
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http://akathewife.com/2013/03/chicken-cordon-blue-pasta/
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Recipe
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http://www.food.com/recipe/chicken-cordon-blue-cheese-204340
Chicken Cordon 'Blue' Cheese Recipe

Even though it is the most common, who says it has to be chicken...
Leeks Cordon Bleu Recipe 
It does have chicken broth :-)
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http://www.porkbeinspired.com/recipes/pork-cordon-bleu/
Pork Cordon Bleu Recipe
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Asparagus Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe