Slept till 8 am! (cue happy dance)..........ok done.
While Brainstorming on dinner plans(and talking with my BFF Beth from Ohio),
A challenge was raised. "What is on the menu tonight?" she asked
I replied, "A steak dish"
The retort was swift "you always do that. Try something different"
I replied "Like what?"
"Coq Au Vin" (She recommended Julia Child's recipe).. ( I love her)
Of to Market I go........
I picked up a 4 lb chicken and decided I would also try out my quartering of a chicken technique.
Not too bad for a gringo. ( Ignore the fact that there are 8 pieces there). Season chicken with salt and pepper
cut 6 slices of thick cut bacon into 1x1/4 pieces boil in water for 10 minutes Drain and put in ice bath
then pat dry with paper towel and set aside.
While that is happening,
set up a pot of water to boil and add package of pearl onions. (fresh onions) unpealed.
Cut off both ends of onion, it will slide out of is skin. set aside. (thank you Julia Child).
Heat up a cast iron pan and fry bacon till brown (save drippings).
One package of crimini mushrooms quarterd place into an olive oil and buttered pan.
Now take the pearl onions and place them into the cast iorn pan with the drippings from the bacon
quiclky stir to keep them from burning you want a hint of brown.
Remove chicken from pan and set aside ( chicken will be red in color due to the wine)
Serve over pasta (Traditionally egg noodles. But Im a rebel.) Place the mushrooms bacon and onions on the side. enjoy!!
The bacon onion mushrooms were a perfect acompaniment to the dish. Next time I need to make sure I have a french bagette to help sop up that sauce...
Dessert was a Vanilla Ice Cream with Pomagranate and Blueberries.
Enjoy The Way Of the Fork!
In the first picture you will see celery and carrots these arent for this dish. ( They photo bombed in)