September is set to be a fun month. First up, a little weekend trip to Paris to celebrate 5 years of marriage to the German. The past 5 years hasn’t all been mini-breaks and sunshine. In fact, there are many disadvantages to living so far away from my family. But I have to admit that ability to utter the statement, “we’re taking a weekend trip to Paris” has to be pretty high up on the list of advantages. What can I say, you take the good with the bad.
Which is why I’m posting a bit early this week since I will be blissfully offline for the next few days. Looking forward to catching up with everyone next week and finding out what Cher substituted for the dreaded bell pepper in this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Curried Chicken, Peppers and Peas en Papillote. In full disclosure, I actually substituted a thinly sliced chili pepper myself because I knew my husband would just push the bell pepper to side and it would have been wasted.
For me, this week’s recipe fell squarely into the never-would-have-made-it-without-FFwD category. Really, it didn’t sound bad, just not really exciting either. And it wasn’t exciting. But it was really easy and really good and (for probably the hundredth time!) I’m so happy that I am participating in this group because it is forcing me to make so many recipes that I would have otherwise missed.
And now that’s done, I’m off to the train station. A bientot!
I like this recipe in a “easy to make, and some day I’ll figure out how to give it more flavor” kind of way. My husband has been repeatedly unimpressed with my efforts to improve it, so I decided to do some make-ups this week instead of giving this another go. Have fun in Paris!!! Happy anniversary!
Bon voyage and have a GREAT weekend! And yes, “that ability to utter the statement, “we’re taking a weekend trip to Paris” has to be pretty high up on the list of advantages.” Uh huh.
I actually enjoyed this recipe, too! I loved the ease of making it, and it was quite delicious! Yours looks yummy! Have a great time in Paris! Definitely on the list of advantagees!
Rose, happy fifth wedding anniversary and do enjoy your weekend trip to Paris! Lovely presenation of your chicken en papilotte with a side of lentils!
Happy Anniversary! Taking a weekend trip to Paris sounds like a perfect way to celebrate.
Happy 5th Anniversary! Being to say that you are off to Paris for the weekend is indeed a great advantage! You got french lentils on your plate too!
Oh man – congrats !!!Happy 5th Anniversary and Happy Trip to Paris !! Yes, I imagine that would offset a lot of challenges to living abroad 🙂 Your plate of FFWD food looks amazing….are those the french lentils I spy ? I also put it in the “would not have made except for FFWD” and just the reminder about how great cooking en papillote is made this one a winner for me. And kudos for switching out something hubby would actually enjoy. A large part of how we make it to these anniversaries are those little moves …….enjoy !! Tricia
Happy, happy anniversary. I hope you had a lovely weekend in Paris – what a great way to celebrate!
Yes, FFwD is filled with dishes that “I would not have made if not for…”
(P.S. I nixed the pepper altogether 🙂 )
Happy Anniversary Rosa! I hope your trip was fabulous! This wasn’t one of my favorites but it was at least easy to make:0 Yours look delicious. Is that next week’s lentils I see on your plate? Just about to start mine.
Who cares about chicken, enjoy Paris and Happy Anniversary.
Hope you had a great trip to Paris. We loved this recipe too.