Sunday: French Chicken in Vinegar Sauce with with Pepper-Spiked Polenta
Monday: Slow Cooker Confetti Split Pea & Smoked Sausage Soup
Tuesday: Valentine’s Day: Mussels South of Two Borders with salad, bread and chocolate-dipped strawberries
Wednesday: Leftovers: French Chicken
Thursday: Leftovers: Split Pea Soup
Friday: Eat Out
Saturday: Leftovers: frozen vegetarian cassoulet from last week

This French Chicken recipe is one of our all-time favorites…of course it doesn’t hurt that it’s served over creamy and delicious polenta either!  The key to making this chicken amazing is to use high quality aged basalmic vinegar.  It should be the thick and syrupy kind, not the thin watery kind we all grew up using.  Once you use the good stuff, you’ll never go back, I promise!

We’ve been on a slow cooker kick lately since we’ve both been really busy…this week it’s a split pea and smoky sausage soup. Christian doesn’t love split pea soup, but I do…so I keep trying to find a recipe that he will fall in love with as well!  For Valentine’s Day we like to keep it simple and intimate at home.  Last year we had a really nice dinner with tomato-cilantro mussels, salad, bread and chocolate dipped strawberries so to be honest we’re just going to do the same thing again this year!  Switching it up to a new mussels recipe, but otherwise pretty much the same deal.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

We’re finishing off the week by reaching into our freezer for some leftovers from last week.  Nice and simple but still homemade.  Just how we like it.  Happy Valentine’s Day everyone….I hope you have a great day filled with laughter and love!