a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray;
add oil. Place over medium high heat until hot.
Add onions and carrots; sauté until crisp-tender.
in flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,
for one minute. Stir in wine and next seven
ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer
5 - 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
giblets from hens; reserve for another use.
Rinse hens with cold, running water and pat
dry. Split each hen in half lengthwise, using
an electric knife or kitchen scissors. Sprinkle
hens, cut side down, in a roasting pan coated
with cooking spray. Spoon mushroom mixture over
hens. Cover and bake at 350º for 45 minutes,
carrots and celery. Cover and bake an additional
20 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender
and hens are done. Remove and discard bay leaf.
Garnish with thyme, if desired.