This week I have three recipes to post about. The only one I still need to make up is the cabbage bundles. I'm still on the fence about what to do with those. It will definitely need to be creative. I made the cure-all soup for dinner one night this week, along with cucumber, avocado, and cheese sandwiches. Paul and Charlotte both really loved this soup. I liked it, but did find it very rich. One issue that I have with parmesan cheese is that one cup can be a totally different amount depending on how you grate the cheese. I grated it in my food processor, so one cup was an awful lot of cheese. I have a feeling I would have enjoyed the soup more of I had cut down on the cheese. I really wish more recipes would give weight measurements for those types of ingredients.
I don't eat red meat, so I decided to use chicken in the veal marengo. It was a work day, so I followed Diane's lead and cooked this in the slow cooker. First I chopped the potatoes and put them in the bottom. I followed them with about half a bag of frozen pearl onions (so much easier than peeling!). Then, I coated the meat (three bone-in and skin-on chicken breast halves) in flour and browned it in a skillet. Once the chicken was brown, I added it to the slow cooker. In the same pan I melted the butter, cooked the onion for five minutes, and added the rest of the ingredients for the sauce. I scraped all of the brown bits from the pan, and added it all to the slow cooker along with the herbs. (I was too lazy for a bouquet garni, so they just got thrown in.) I cooked it for 10 hours on low, and came home to a warm dinner. I just had to steam some broccoli to go alongside. Every time I use my slow cooker I wonder why I don't use it more often.
Last, the Chicken Couscous. I really thought I already wrote this up, but I can't seem to find it. I feel like I'm losing my mind. We enjoyed this one a lot. Perfect comfort food for a cold winter night, and not too complicated.