Monday, March 7, 2011

White Wine Coq Au Vin

The hubby and I went out on the town on Friday evening.  We went for dinner to a new restaurant, where I ordered the Bee Bim Bop with a side of kimchi.  

We then went to "The Adjustment Bureau", which was decent, but not great.   

Have you seen this movie?  Do you want to?

I hopped out of bed on Saturday morning at 7:50 with boundless energy!  I made some tropical oatmeal for breakfast while the husband slept on.

My sister and I went shoe shopping Saturday afternoon to look for bridesmaid shoes for her wedding.  
I love them, and am so excited to wear them!!


Lunch was French onion soup, and for dinner we picked up subs.  I had a turkey sub loaded with veggies and honey mustard.

This evening I made a wonderful (and easy) dinner that I will definitely be making again.

White Wine Coq Au Vin

5 T flour
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper (plus more to taste)
6 chicken thighs (chopped into bite size pieces)
5 slices bacon (chopped)
2 cups chopped potatoes
3 chopped carrots 
3 chopped stocks of celery
1 chopped onion
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/3 cup dry white wine 

Mix first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.  Toss the chicken in the flour mixture.  Cook the chopped bacon in a small stock pot until done.  Remove and set aside.   Cook the floured chicken in the bacon fat for approx. 6 minutes.  Remove chicken and set aside.  Throw onions, carrots, potatoes and celery in the pot and cook until onions are translucent (deglaze with a bit of the chicken broth if sticking/ or add oil).  Add broth and wine and bring to a boil.  Reduce and simmer for about 20 minutes or desired thickness.  Season to taste.

Finished product:

This would be perfect with some crusty bread.  
It was warm, comforting, and very easy for a quick Monday dinner.

Have you ever had/made coq au vin?  With red or white wine?  
How was your weekend?  What was the highlight?


Anonymous said...

Will you PLEASE come cook for me already?! :) Seriously...

I haven't seen that movie. I've really been one to go see more action/drama movies actually. Well, I USED to a long time ago. But now I'm just all about something funny or silly...a.k.a "stupid"...;)

I'd kind of like to see "Just Go With It" but I know it probably doesn't justify the cost.

Anonymous said...

P.S - you have a new header! Love it :)

Unknown said...

i've never made coq au vin! but in general, I usually cook with white wine. It has a 'lighter' flavor

Anonymous said...

Haven't see The Adjustment Bureau - it seemed like a "renter" to me. Have never made coq au vin, but yours looks delicious. We did go see Rango on Saturday - it was meh. I spent a lot of the weekend sleeping and trying to get over my illness.

Anonymous said...

Those Tropical Oats look so freakin' good... My Mum only ever made Coq Au Vin with red wine but I bet the white would be a fun change!

Nicci said...

The more I see the movie trailer, the more I'm interested. I love shoe shopping.

Kris | said...

sexy little shoes!!! Hawt! I love the cute flower :)

It sounds like you have had a bunch of amazing eats over the weekend, how fun!


Yelena said...

The shoes are adorable. LOVE!
I really hope you'll blog about your sister's wedding!

I have never had coq au vin but it looks delicious.

My weekend was fabulous and I'm kinda sad it's over but only 4 more days to go!

Emily said...

The coq au vin looks lovely!

Where did you end up finding the shoes at? We went on Friday and couldn't find any for my friend's wedding.

Simply Life said...

oh those are fun shoes!!

Anonymous said...

adjustment bureu sucked!! it was like a secretly christian romantic movie!! Anyways, so excited about your sister's wedding! you should post more about it!

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said...

My coworker said the same thing about the movie, bummer. It looked interesting. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

I've never made it before. I love those shoes-they are adorable!

Kacy said...

Thsoe are really cute shoes! All the bridesmaid shoes i've ever had were hideous, haha.
I don't even know if I've ever eaten coq a vin, but that looks yummy :)

Losing in the City said...

haven't seen the movie yet.. your bee bim pop looks yummy.. i have wanting to try that but haven't yet...congrats to your sister on her wedding..

Lisa said...

Wow girl, your energy levels are awesome, what a fun day! I love the shoes, lucky you.

Unknown said...

I have never cooked with wine...I would really like to try it someday....LOVE the shoes and the new header:)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I might have had a shoe-gasm when I saw those shoes! They are beautiful!!!!!

I have never had coq au vin but it's something I would love to make some day - and I am sure I will. On a week night, though? Eeks, not a chance! I am very impressed by all of your meals, but esp your week night ones!!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Love the shoes AND the new header!

sophia said...

I've always wanted to make coq au vin! But I think I would prefer to red wine...just to get a taste of the original.

Yay bibimbap!!! And gorgeous shoes!!