I mentioned that about a week and a half ago was a productive cooking weekend which actually felt good and that I would post these 'tomorrow' - it turns out 'tomorrow' is today. That Saturday, we made a herb chicken and rice bake thing - clearly not the technical name, but let's go with it. We had some fresh mixed herbs - a 'poultry blend' - and some chicken thighs. I took the herbs, chopped a mixture of them, put them in some melted butter (3-4 Tbsp.) and then spread it on the chicken (top and bottom and under the skin [that part was kind of icky]). Meanwhile, Keith cut up some carrots, celery, and onion and briefly sauteed them. He added them to this recipe for chicken and rice casserole and put it all in a 9x13 glass pan. I put my chicken on top of it and cooked it for about an hour (maybe 1 hr 15 min) and then took the tinfoil off to let the chicken get a little crispy and we ended up with a nice dinner - it was yummy!
He had also picked up some veal at the grocery store and I've never had it and had no idea what to do with it, but he had a recipe in mind and said he found a recipe for Osso Buco. me: Osso-what? him: Osso Buco. me: how do you spell that?
The end result was that Osso Buco is really yummy and I'm not sure how to descibe it. Maybe veal cooked in a tomato, vegetable, and spice-based sauce? Whatever it is, it's good. According to the reviews, it can be made with pork or beef shanks, as well. I followed the recipe exactly as it was online and we ended up with this:
And it was delightful, served over mashed potatoes and with a side of steamed green beans.