Coq Au Vin

Despite being a Wednesday evening, I decided that I really needed to make coq au vin. This is not exactly a quick, 30-minute meal for a busy weeknight, but I was not to be deterred. I was already picturing the shocking purple hue of chicken swimming in a sea of wine and cognac, with pearl … Continue reading Coq Au Vin

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Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

There comes a time in every child's life when they decide that protesting their dinner is worth sitting at the table for an inordinate amount of time. I remember my first sit-in, and to this day have not taken another bite of Chicken à la King. For one of my sisters, it was lima beans. … Continue reading Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

Korean {Style} BBQ Meatballs & Fried Rice

Like every other American, I love Trader Joe's grocery stores. The fact that the closest Trader Joe's is two hours away is inconvenient (even if it makes a great excuse for a girls' day trip to the city). This weekend, as I prowled the crowded aisles of a Chicagoland Trader Joe's with a good friend, … Continue reading Korean {Style} BBQ Meatballs & Fried Rice

Chicken Stew & Skillet Biscuits

Today was a very cold day - single digit temperatures and windy - which made it a great day for for staying in and making something warm and hearty for dinner. The Sun Bucket started at 333 C (631 °F). I wanted a no-frills kind of dinner, but something slightly more substantial than soup. Stew … Continue reading Chicken Stew & Skillet Biscuits

Chicken Parmesan

I'm not a big fryer, but because this is one of the most popular ways to cook, it was time for the Sun Bucket to give it a go. Golden-friend chicken parmesan, with a side of pasta with marinara. The Sun Bucket started at 662 °F (350 C). After pounding four boneless, skinless chicken breasts … Continue reading Chicken Parmesan