I normally disdain chicken as a proper grilling meat but by the time I’m done it is amazing. Recipe includes:
red wine vinegar
apple cider vinegar
Made a super simple and delicious dish last night. Enjoyed it even more this morning.
Take eight bone-in chicken thighs. Toss them with flour, salt, pepper and a healthy dose of old bay seasoning. Brown them in butter over medium-high heat, about four minutes a side. Start with the skin side down to render out that delicious fat. Set aside. Cut a half dozen vidalia onions into quarters, toss them and a half dozen cloves of minced garlic into the butter and cook until translucent, about ten minutes. Add a healthy squirt of dijon mustard and a cup of dry white wine, whisk til mixed. Add chicken back to pot along with a quart of chicken stock. Bring to a boil for five minutes. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for an hour. Serve over rice and thank me later.
I am terribly blessed in that I have a wonderful Mother-in-law who not only loves to cook but also has no problem with letting me do the work sometimes. We brought back a cooler full of goodies from Cleveland including several pounds of traditionally made beef kielbasa from my favorite Polish butcher and a couple dozen handmade potato pirogies. I fried the pierogi in vidalia onions and Buerremont pastry butter (83% butterfat. Oof.) and crisped the kielbasa on the grill in their backyard. It’s as good a meal as I’ve eaten this year and Harper got a taste of both. Next week my Mil is making her veal and vinegar peppers and I honestly cannot wait to taste it again.
We’re packing for a trip and one of the bigger challenges is feeding Harper. At home she eats exclusively freshly steamed organic foods but we’re not sure what we will be able to get in Cleveland. And we are not interested in buying any prepared baby foods for her; she deserves better than that. Setting out my dry/canned foods for her I have:
Pears preserved in vanilla syrup
Imported Italian Pastina
All organic of course. Will also take a cooler full of frozen vegetable and kobe beef purees with us. Parenthood is challenging.