So hubby and daughter 2 went to the boat club this morning, to help with 'cleaning up'. When they were leaving to come home, hubby texts me with 'have a bottle of red wine. COV for dinner?'
Well, of course!
The wine was a 'thanks for helping clean up' gift, someone had donated a box to the club and it's the end of the year, so there aren't going to be any more parties to drink it at.
4 chicken breasts, I threw them in whole because they were still partly frozen (I did only have an hour notice, after all)
2 onions, chopped chunky
half a box of crimini mushrooms, stems separated from caps, but nothing chopped
a squirt of garlic (That stuff in the tube is so easy and smells wonderful, much better than a jar of chopped garlic, and less work than doing it yourself from scratch)
salt and pepper
a good teaspoon of mixed herbs
half a bottle of wine and the same volume of water
throw it all in the pan, and simmer it for as long as you've got, at least a couple of hours. Once it was all warm I pulled out the chicken breasts and tore them apart with 2 forks to get rustic chunky pieces, and then threw them back in to get dyed that beautiful wine colour that makes coq au vin so distinctive a supper. It will be served later with rice and some veggies, and another glass of wine for me, of course! Yummy!
In other kitchen news,
the wall is sanded and primed, just a couple of places need a little more sanding, and then we can paint.