This easy peasy recipe for bistro artichoke chicken is basically a plate full of spring, with the tender artichoke hearts and sweet shallots all cooked up with the chicken in a lovely white wine sauce. I’m calling it Bistro Artichoke Chicken because this is what I imagine you might get at a little French bistro on a warm April day, and one day I will get to France and find out if I am right. In the meantime I’m just going to serve this up for the Southern husband, open the windows just a smidge to let in the springtime breeze, and ooh-la-la. Let’s make it!
Mussels are up there among my very favorite kinds of shellfish, and this recipe for mussels with shallot cream sauce is one of the reasons why. They are delicious, they are inexpensive, they are reliably easy to cook, and they are all kinds of dramatic with their pretty blue shells. Combine all THAT with some delicate angel hair pasta and a creamy, dreamy shallot wine sauce and I am head over heels in seafood love.
This also gives me the chance to tell you about one of the Southern husband’s preferred way to eat certain dishes like this one, but in the meantime, let’s make it!
Here’s why this recipe for chicken with bacon mustard sauce is my best friend this time of year. The heat has clicked on for real now in my house. The fireplace is doing its warm and cozy thing. THERE IS FROST OUTSIDE. And so all I want are hearty, warm-you-up suppers…all thought of salad has vanished from my mind. The problem is, so much of the warm and wonderful hearty fare is full of butter and cream and other delights, and with the holidays coming up I am trying to be mindful that this might not be the best plan for everyday supper.
So what’s a comfort-food loving girl to do? This chicken with bacon mustard sauce, that’s what. Let’s make it!
I’m back again with the farro, which is my go-to comfort food, this time in the form of a farro bowl with brie and shallots. Warm, chewy farro, creamy brie, sweet shallots – I mean, who would not feel totally comforted with a bowlful of this deliciousness? It’s also the perfect was to use up that last slice or two of cheese, that one lone shallot…whatever excuse you need to whip up a bowl of this, DO IT. Because I’m telling you, once you go farro, you won’t go back…let’s make it!
Oh, this creamy, dreamy mustard beef stew! It’s scrumptiously hearty with a thick creamy sauce, filled with tender chunks of beef and carrot, pieces of bacon, and just a hint of zesty mustard to give the whole thing a nice little zing. It’s warm. It’s wonderful. It’s going to make your weekend all kinds of delicious…let’s make it!
I have so much to tell you about in regard to chicken slippery noodle soup! The first thing is of course to explain what the heck a slippery noodle is, and I think you will be overjoyed to hear that it is like a regular noodle and a dumpling got married and had a baby. It’s a thick noodle that cooks up in the chicken soup, absorbing all that delectable chicken soup flavor until it is soft and pillowy and perfect. And don’t worry if you’ve never seen slippery noodles in your supermarket, because you make them yourself, and no fear…it’s super easy! The second thing I have to tell you about has nothing to do with soup and everything to do with gardens, although there is a vague soup connection, because you know me. It always leads back to supper. Ah, supper. Let’s make it!