Last night’s dinner felt like one giant hug. It was warm, comforting, and delicious. It has been a little chilly here in Hood River and this meal warmed Taylor and me right up.
The highlight of the meal was the carrots. Which were pureed with butter and cream.
I had carrots on the brain because of a few work dreams I’ve had recently. Remember all of these? Crates of carrots bigger than me. My arms hurt just looking at them.
Hundreds of pounds of carrots. I need to do more push-ups before heading east next month. I’m still not sure how I carried those crates!
Anyway, back to our dinner. Last night we enjoyed two chicken thighs that I baked in a simple homemade sauce. I whisked together some honey, mustard, lemon juice, and a little olive oil. I poured a little of the sauce over the chicken thighs with some salt and pepper and baked in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. I reserved some of the sauce to pour over the chicken when it was ready to serve.
Meanwhile, while the chicken was baking I boiled some carrots. Once they were soft (easy to pierce with a fork) I strained them and put them in the food processor with about 2 tbs of butter and a sprinkle of heavy cream. Then I blended until they were light and fluffy. Like mashed potatoes!
We enjoyed our dinner with a spinach salad and glass of wine. The perfect meal to warm up with.
I suggest making this tonight! Enjoy.