The dishes included Lemon-Saffron Rosemary Wings (I used chicken breasts) and Green Beans with White Onion Roux.
I have this amazing friend whom gave me a big bag of saffron from Iran as a gift. (I know, she is an awesome friend.) I had been itching to try a recipe with the luscious red strands when I saw the lemon-saffron rosemary wings recipe. I knew I could turn this appetizer into a main course. Opening my refrigerator I saw the bag of farmer's market green beans I had purchased and consulted the index of The Bonne Femme Cookbook to see what side dish I could concoct and found the white onion with roux recipe. If I had not found an adequate recipe I was going to have to make my Aunt Jan's Green Beans. (Those are my favorite.)
Gathering the ingredients I marched over to my sisters place where she set the table while I was a mad scientist preparing our feast.
How was it? Well let me tell you a little story. As I was serving up the green beans my sister said not to give her too many as she was not starving. I assured her that if she did not eat all of the beans I would finish them for her. (I love green beans, have I mentioned that?) Well as it turns out both of us were licking out plates and not a scant crumb was left. Another successful French dinner notched in the belt.
I feel inspired to continue the efforts and to read, cook, and experience more of that the French life has to offer.
Now go cook something and enjoy!