and this was so good that i have to capture it here. i was drinking my current fave: la crema pinot noir. it's kinda pricey, but if you can ever find it — stock up.
as many people as put things in your fridge x a couple meals
large cast iron pot
a beater with a whisk attachment (or a truck stop hooker who's good at "lending a hand." in which case you'll also need a ten dollar bill and a good hand sanitizer. and maybe a bail bondsman. i recommend atx bail bonds.)
2 pan roasted chicken breasts meant to go in lunch salads, cubed
1/2 container leftover portobello mushrooms, diced to stretch further
3 medium onion bulbs, sliced, stems and all
1/2 container leftover h.e.b. diced white onion
the only 32 oz container chicken stock in the pantry, which is weird b/c you always have stock
2 cubes garlic bouillon
1 tbsp tomato bouillon with chicken
2 packets sazón goya con azafrán
4 cups water
the juice of two limes
4 eggs, separated
1 tbsp grape seed oil b/c you're out of olive oil
what you'll do:
sauté all onions, mushrooms and chicken in your grape seed oil over med-high heat right in the cast iron pot.
meanwhile, muddle all your bouillon together (which includes the sazón goya packets if your spanish is rusty).
add the bouillon to your pot when the onions are about halfway to translucent. stir.
continue to cook until you can see through your onions.
add your water, lime juice and stock and bring to a boil.
once boiling, turn down to simmer and cover. you'll want to stay like this for about an hour.
open another bottle of wine, if needed.
when your husband gets home, the house will smell great and he'll want to eat right away. but you have one more step to go. give him one of those abita wrought iron ipa's from the fridge and let him cool his heels. he can find you guys a nice documentary on netflix.
beat your egg yokes until they get bigger and change color. seriously.
add half your egg whites and beat until frothy.
remove 1 cup of broth from your soup pot and slowly beat it into your eggs. the idea here is to heat the egg without cooking them into an egg patty.
now pour that into your pot. stir and serve.
y'all. that shit was so good. and it wasn't just the wine. we both had it again today for lunch and it was still the bomb-diggity. i suggest you raid your fridge today. like right now.
reading back through this, we need to go to the grocery store.