9.02.09: the inaugural dinner (chicken thighs = comfort food)

Chicken Thighs in Red Vermouth with Shallots and Mushrooms

Chicken Thighs in Red Vermouth with Shallots and Mushrooms

So you may have noticed that we’ve moved (and that, much like our new apartment, things aren’t quite all put together here yet).  The reason for our move to New York was simple:  Michael is now a post-doc at Columbia.  As for the blog…well…there were many, one of the main ones being the fact that we have been removed from a city that we knew up and down and plunked into this surreal, fantastic place.  We’ll certainly be still sharing our dinners and recipes, of course, but we’ll also be sharing our food shopping adventures as we try not to eat ourselves out of house and home in one of the most expensive cities in the world, as well as hopefully tempting our friends still living in the Have to hop on the Metro-North and join us for dinner now and again.

Onto this dinner, then.  Michael picked up a few essentials at one of the local markets to make this meal, which also included a light arugula salad and a loaf of flatbread, and turned to our reduced liquor selection to find a suitable simmering liquid to pull the dish together.  The results were utterly pleasing to dive into after hoofing it uphill from the bus stop, of course, but the truly comforting component to the meal was catching a whiff of it simmering in the hallway leading to our apartment.  The moment that aroma touched my nose, the stress, anxiety and general discombobulation that had marked the prior week evaporated–I finally felt like we were home again.

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2 comments
  1. Laura T. D. said:

    Hi! Just saw that you changed your blog ;). Can’t wait for all of the good posts to come, and can’t wait to hear about everything! Love you guys!

  2. Erin said:

    That looks wonderful! :)

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