Or, Meat and Potatoes. Every now and then, D. really gets a hankering for a meat-and-potatoes meal. It’s all fine by me, even though I’m not usually the one to suggest it first. Some times, but not often. Tonight, it was just that, and I have to say, it was pretty darn good:
- Chicken, with a mushroom gravy
- Mashed Potaotes, with skins on and some seasonings
- Asparagus and Carrots, with a light cheese sauce
D. will often boil his chicken before using it in whatever meal he is cooking. I had tried that method before (or what I thought was that method), but today I discovered differently. He trims the chicken and puts it in the water, then turns it on to boil. His reasoning is that the meat cooks more evenly as the water heats up. Makes sense to me, now. I had tried it previously by putting the chicken into a pot of already-boiling water… But I found the chicken to come out rubbery. Now I see the difference. So, for this dish, he pre-cooked the chicken the way he does…
He marinaded the chicken in some Golden Mushroom and French Onion soups. We both agreed that we’d add more of the French Onion soup next time… It gave it a very tasty flavor. Next, he cooked up some mushrooms, in butter, of course. While this was going on, the asparagus and carrots were steaming, and the potatoes were coming to a boil too. The chicken got put into a casserole dish, with the mushroom soups/gravy poured over the top. That then went into the oven, for a final baking. The potatoes got mashed, with some cheese added. The vege’s were done, and then drizzled with a light cheese sauce. Everything came out very yummy. We sort of ate early, as we are prone to do on the weekends, so some cheese and crackers came out around 9:00pm. All in all, a pretty healthy, light meal.
D. is fighting a cold of sorts at the moment, but he wanted this sort of meal. It was light, but filling and nourishing. Something that was needed, his body was telling him so, and I hope it kicks in and makes him feel better tomorrow.