This weekend we have just been trying to take it easy and enjoy life. We both have enough pressures going on everyday that we need to keep our weekends available for rest and relaxation. A part of that is enjoying good food, the one thing all humans over the whole world use for comfort and good times. We like good home cooked meals, made with wholesome ingredients and no artificial colours, flavours or fillers.
Saturday we were cooking with Wine…Coq au vin , or rooster in wine sauce, is one of the most widely known French country dishes. Different regions of France have their own variation of Coq au vin using their local regional wine, and the ingredients vary according to the tastes of the chef, but generally include rooster, wine, mushrooms, carrots, onions, celery, parseley and thyme.
Originally I began with a basic recipe at Renny’s request because he loves this dish, but quickly learned my own modifications. I highly recommend trying this although it looks complicated it is in fact quite easy. You basically cut up the ingredients, fry the onions and spices in a bit of oil, brown the chicken (or rooster) and basically put everything up in the pot and let it just bubble along for an hour or two. It’s one of those lovely foods that the longer you let it slow cook the better it tastes.
Renny my dear husband just can’t wait to dig in!!!
But since we have been talking about feminism and equal opportunities for both MEN and women I should let you know that my favourite blogger and husband is also an excellent cook. Today I took a well deserved power nap and when I woke up the king of the kitchen was almost finished making Pepper marinated steak with onions, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, rice…and yes red wine sauce 🙂
And that’s not all! Since all you ladies out there are already thinking I’ve got a good husband let me show you what we did today! We took a little trip to the neighbouring town to buy something new….
We bought a new vacuum cleaner and here is my guy trying it out!! You know how it is, its got an electrical cord and buttons….Renny just has to try it out hehehe!!
Hope you all had a good weekend!! I know it is not Monday, but we took an extra long one!