Monday, October 18, 2010

Another weekend gone and it's Monday again

Did post this picture already? can't remember:)
It's Monday again. Saturday started off with a soccer game, our turn to bring snacks, then back home to work on my cooking project. I was tired of all the eating out of fast food we ate while on vacation, so I decided to make coq au vin. No particular reason. I've never done it and wanted to try. One day last week while flipping through one of my cookbooks I found out that you start coq au vin by cooking chicken in bacon fat. Every Saturday after our bacon with pancakes made from scratch, I've been cooking chicken in the leftover bacon fat so we'd have chicken for sandwiches or whatever I wanted to make for the rest of the week. I don't like saving fat, but I can't bear to throw it out, it is such a good seasoning. So I was all ready to make coq au vin every week and didn't know it. My mother in law helped by providing cheesecloth for the bouquet garni. She also helped harvest herbs from the backyard, I don't know my parsley from my rosemary but she does. I'm so lucky to have her! It turned out great and the house smelled wonderful. My sis and her family came over and helped us eat it. Yesterday was spent recuperating from all that hard work, napping with the baby, making brownies with my nephew, then following the kids around while they played outside in the beautiful weather. Oh yeah, and a little sewing, and watched Breakfast at Tiffany's with my husband, perfect weekend.


orchidlover said...

What a great weekend you had. If I lived closer I would have been over for dinner aswell. I love Coq au vin

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Myra said...

I haven't a clue what this Coq au vin is, but sounds interesting!!! 8-)