Before dinner tonight, Carlos and I went for a walk by the levee and decompress our feelings. I have been struggling to find a job as it seems I’m up against people with years of experience. I’ll finish my second graduate internship this week and be back to being unemployed yet again. It may be time to expand our search outside of Winona, although, we would much prefer to stay here. We usually spend Wednesday nights in the gym, but we really needed some time to chat tonight.
After our walk and talk, we still had time to make dinner. I tried to absorb myself in the cooking and forget about the job troubles of the week. Luckily it was Wednesday night, so we were able to catch a new episode of Modern Family – although we were still finishing the meal during that time, so we will have to re-watch it to catch all the great humor.
We did make a few changes to the recipe. We only had 1/2 an onion, so we used 1/2 a leek for the rest. It was definitely a great addition. We also didn’t have a dry white wine, so we used Marsala wine and we weren’t disappointed.
Ingredients include: olive oil/canola oil, chicken, salt and pepper, flour, onion, garlic, dry white wine, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, fresh tarragon, and unsalted butter.
The recipe is fairly easy, but does take a little time for the chicken to simmer.
There is a lot of extra sauce with the chicken, so we recommend making rice or pasta on the side. We chose pasta, but mostly because we had risotto last night and will have quinoa tomorrow.