We have a habit of having a glass of wine and an hors d’oeuvre before dinner. It seems a nice civilized routine. Wednesday’s offering was crackers with a smear of butter and a slice of radish. I don’t know that I will make this again but it was interesting.
For the main event we made chicken Marsala with mashed potato and asparagus. John floured and sauteed the chicken thighs after pounding them into a thinner profile. He also made the Marsala sauce with the mushrooms and shallot I chopped up. I was in charge of the potato (it only took one potato to make mashed potatoes for both of us!) and the asparagus. I should have cooked the asparagus a little longer but the rest of the dinner was ready so they ended up a little crunchy on the stalk end.
It was nice to have a different chicken dinner. Next time we make this we need to make a lot more of the sauce and also make it a little thicker. All in all we made a dinner that came together quickly, was pretty tasty, and also felt elegant for a Wednesday night.