Managing a food blog (and yes, I did say managing for those of you who snorted because it has become a rather time consuming hobby) can be very crucial to a happy home. There is a list a few pages, sticky notes and magazines clippings long of recipes I want to try, nibbles and bites that I would love to experiment with and ingredients I would have to do a google search to identify and find. I could fill 3 squares for 365 days plus snacks and desserts, never repeat a recipe once and probably only result in adding even more to the dreaded ‘to make’ list. This seems all fine and dandy for the rest of you food bloggers out there, but for a home, some meals are necessary to please everyone, and as a cook, isn’t that ultimately the goal?
Negotiations must be made, onion portions halved (and even then minced into minute little unrecognizable pieces), and sometimes ingredients neglected to be noted when meals are served. And sometimes, we meals are made just for the other people in mind. A customer of mine at the comic shop asked for a Chicken Marsala recipe for her large family and I was happy to oblige as this would also make our rather tiny household happy.
This creamy, onion free, comforting meal came together quicker than you would think after an exhausting bike ride on a Friday night. I knew if I served it with potatoes we would over indulge, so I served this over a small portion of Spinach-chive linguine from Trader Joes and pretended that it counted for some serving of vegetables. If I had more energy, a small spinach salad would have gone wonderfully with this as well.
*I didn’t have pancetta on hand so I substituted bacon for that is always in my fridge.