We enjoy our Sunday morning routine. It rarely deviates.
Breakfast every Sunday = buttermilk pancakes swimming in maple syrup. I usually toss in cinnamon, vanilla extract, banana and egg, just 'cause I love her.
Wanted to get lunch boiling before we left for church. Today we're doing braised chicken breast, baby reds 'n gravy and leafy greens.
I use a 20 pound cast iron dutch oven to get her done. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic, heat the iron to level 10. Then saute in a butter/oil mix for a couple minutes, just enough to brown the skin and seal the juices.
Remove the chicken, then create a braising stock. I used low sodium chicken broth, couple shots of Moscato white wine, tablespoon of butter, salt, pepper, garlic and a bay leaf. Heat to boil off a bit of the alcohol, scrape the pot to deglaze the burnt chicken bits and summon the flavor. I'm an onionholic, so added a thick-sliced sweet yellow before firing in the oven.
Slow cook for three hours at 275 degrees while at church. The meat shreds off the bone, and I drained the liquid and added wheat flour to create gravy for the mashed potatoes.
I took a nap, woke up and daughter was playing a random game of markers in the driveway.
Couple neighbor girls staying over tonight since they are schoolless on Monday. Planking the basement.
Cleaned out the backseat of the car and came across Pigtails' midget pencil:
I'm out, another post up tomorrow.