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Chicken Florentine

Last night I made one of my favorite recipes. It started out as a recipe my dad gave a few years back, that was actually meant to be a recipe for roasted pork. I played around with it a little bit and eventually I was able to turn it in to Chicken Florentine

The Ingredients:

4 Chicken Thighs3 Tbsp Butter3 Stalks of Rosemary - Minced6 Roma Tomatoes - Chopped2 Cloves Garlic - Chopped2 Tbsp White WineSaltPepperCrushed Red PepperCapellini Pasta1 Bushel Spinach
Melt butter in a heavy bottom pot or dutch oven (I prefer a porcelain enameled cast iron dutch oven), over medium high heat. Rinse the chicken thighs and dry. Season generously with salt, pepper, and rosemary. Brown chicken in the butter for 5 to 10 minutes per side.
Remove and set aside, leaving behind the butter and chicken juices. 
Add the white wine to the pot to deglaze. Add tomatoes and saute until soft. Add the garlic to tomatoes. Add salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to the mix. Saute for a few minutes, stirringly occasiona…

Busy Crazy Weekend!

This weekend was crazy! When we weren't going to the farmer's market or headed to the butcher or stopping by Whole Foods to get more supplies, the kitchen was in constant full swing.
It started with my wife making some zucchini and carrot muffins and then some cinnamon rolls. Read all about it over at Avante-Garde Living.
I made some chicken stock and tomato sauce.

Tomato Sauce:

3 lbs of Roma Tomatoes1 Bushel of Celery - Chopped1 Bunch of Fresh Parsley - Chopped1 Bunch of Fresh Oregano - Chopped4 Onions - Diced8 Garlic Cloves - Minced12 - 15 Tbsp of Sugar1 Bottle of Red WineSaltPepperRed Pepper Flakes Start out by boiling a large pot of water. Add the whole tomatoes. Boil for a few minutes, just until the skin begins to separate. Transfer the tomatoes to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Peel off the skin and squeeze out the seeds

In a pan, saute the onions and garlic until translucent.

Combine tomatoes with onions and garlic in a heavy bottom stock pot. Add the wine, su…