Well, I have been cooking. But taking pictures is another story. My pea-sized brain is just overwhelmed, and I can't even give you a great reason why.
But anyway, back to the chicken.
CHICKEN IN WINE SAUCE
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced (3 tsp)
3/4 tsp of salt
2 cups water
2 tsp low sodium chicken base
1/2 cup red wine (any kind)
1/2 cup cold water
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
Coat the bottom of a large skillet with vegetable oil, and turn heat to medium high. Put the onion and 1 clove of garlic into it, and cook for a minute or 2, until the onion softens. Remove any fat from the chicken, and cut into 1/4" thick slices. Sprinkle one pound of chicken with 1/4 tsp salt (just a tiny bit) and pepper, and quickly brown in the skillet on both sides; remove to a plate and cover. Add another clove of garlic, sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt on the second pound of chicken, add pepper, brown on both sides, and repeat for the third pound of chicken. When all of the chicken is browned, scoop all of the onion and garlic out of the pan, put on the plate with the chicken, and cover. Rinse the pan to remove the fat, then return to the stove, and stir the chicken base into 2 cups of water. Heat to a simmer, add the wine, and whisk the cornstarch into 1/2 cup cold water. Whisk into the chicken broth mixture, and heat until it thickens. Return the chicken to the pan, and cook about 10 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Add the mushrooms, cook another 3 to 5 minutes, and serve over a bed of white rice.
I've made this a couple of times now, and the boys really like it. My dearly beloved says all food tastes like crap now. How terribly encouraging. I hope he gets over that soon. But in the meantime, I tell him I'm the leader and he'll eat if I say he'll eat. Then he growls and eats. He's getting crankier, so that means he's getting better, right?
This is what was left over. I believe one of the boys had it for lunch. I consider myself lucky to have even remembered to take this picture.
Happy Thorsday, everyone!