Saturday, February 27, 2010

Coq au Vin

I saw Julie and Julia several months ago when it was still in the theater. What a great movie! And unlike the general consensus, I thought Amy Adams was adorable as Julie Powell and I found her character more relatable than Julia Child.

Anyway, apparently the movie had more influence on me than I realized. I'm having friends over tomorrow and my menu has a definite French theme! The main course is coq au vin and it smells soo good in my house right now. Maybe I'll try taking some pictures to post tomorrow. We'll see.

This is adapted from several different recipes.

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cups Merlot

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup (approx 4) sliced carrots

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

  • 2 strips precooked bacon, cut into 1-inch slices

  • 2 tbs Zesty Herb Marinade mix by McCormick (in the little envelopes)

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Mix all ingredients together in a crockpot. Stir to combine. Cook on low 6 hours. Serve over egg noodles. (Don't forget to remove the bay leaf first)!


    1. I thought that Julie in the movie was far more relatable than Julie in the book.

      And, it is fabulous to see you post again~

    2. WOW! You've changed things around here. You are still the same Sue who used to be a Pea, right? But now you have a cooking blog? Or am I mistaken? If you are Sue, then to refresh your memory, I'm she of "Confessions of a Fangirl" blogger fame :p ... using a bit of an alias here with Penny, so that explains that.

    3. Hi guys!!! Yep, it's me. I got bored with the whole blogging thing, because I thought my life was kinda boring and it was a lot of work trying to be entertaining. LOL.

      Mimi, I didn't read the book and after reading reviews of her newest one, I probably won't. I just adored the movie though. I didn't want it to end.

    4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You site is so fun! I'll definitely be trying Coq au Vin!