I spent most of yesterday cleaning house and doing laundry.
It was planned.
But I also wanted to make sure to reserve enough time and energy to make a real dinner.
I felt very domestic and peaceful in my house yesterday.
I felt like I needed to cook. I was craving my kitchen.
Even though it was hot here I wanted a certain kind of dinner.
I mean, I love to grill. But I just wanted something different. Something I really had to cook.
I wanted something that required a little more skill than throwing something on the barbecue.
So I made a real dinner.
On the side, shoestring potatoes with rosemary & lemon.
I experimented with a veggie dish. It was good. But I think this dinner would be better with a simple veggie on the side. I would suggest steamed asparagus or broccoli. Something green and fresh.
If I make the veggie dish again and have success and a better pairing for it, I will post that.
Basically it was carrots and zucchini in a light tarragon cream sauce.
Like I said, it was good. But the chicken is quite rich. A simpler veggie would be a better complement.
All in all, a good day. I even got the kitchen back in order after all that cooking.