This unconscionably good mood* is brought to you by:
I was hoping to post photos of something wholesome and home-cooked today. However, due to our house full of germies, its a miracle I made it to the grocery store at all yesterday!
I ended up pulling out a jar of Coq au Vin braising sauce I bought during a sale at Williams Sonoma months ago and filling in the blanks with finds from Trader Joe's.
I used 4 pounds of chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken called for. The sauce made a delightfully large batch and will give us leftovers later this week plus at least two freezer meals besides.
I served over whole wheat penne (which I forgot to photograph because I was hungry).
Not to be left out, Moose got a pan and spatula from his kitchen so he could help.
I broke up a cereal bar so he'd have something to flip in the pan while he watched me turn the chicken to brown it.