So, we took a little family weekend away to Niagara Falls this weekend. It was quiet (except for the waterpark action, of course) and the much needed break I think we all needed very badly. We did quickly sneak over the border with my intentions of picking up a braiser at the Le Creuset outlet.
Camden and I went in with a very big decision to make: Caribbean Blue or Kiwi Green. With his help,
Caribbean Blue it was and I left with this extremely heavy french pot clutched in my arms like a little girl.
It made me wince a little at the register, even with the outlet discount....but I am so in love. I've wanted one for years (my le creuset dutch oven is my number 1 kitchen must have). It had to happen now seemed the right time to pick one up.
I arrived home Sunday night and promptly washed this beauty, which led me to clean all counters and wash down the entire stove top. A job most often dreaded was happily executed with giddines. If I had ingredients to cook dinner in it that night, I would have. But today is another story.
I quickly scoured my cookbooks, gathered ingredients and set about making a very traditional french dish; Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. I went with the one that seemed to have the least amount of ingredients and steps (Nigella Lawson Kitchen).
Chicken thighs were quickly browned, green onions and thyme lightly browned and garlic cloves and chicken thrown back in with ease. Just a little bit of white vermouth was thrown in and 1 and a half hours later dinner was ready. The whole house smelled like a french bistro, too.