Chicken with Wild Mushroom and Balsamic Cream Sauce
I’m not topping the drink with the bitter orange. I learned my lesson last time. Just a few dashes should do it.
And there goes the vodka. Looks like I’ve got to make another trip to Bluegrass Beverages!
Okay, not as bad as the last drink I had with orange bitters in, but still pretty rough. I ran out of vodka before getting the recommended amount, and I don’t think there was enough lemon juice or triple sec (that’s the orange-flavored liquor I used) to cut down on the bitterness. Still, it’s drinkable, so I shall.
I had the hardest time finding orzo at the grocery store. Not with the rice. Searched the pasta aisle. Wasn’t sure if it was ethnic or not, so I looked in the Hispanic section, then the smaller ethnic areas. Eventually found it with the kosher products.
I wanted to go with fresh mushrooms, I really did, but they were incredibly expensive. The creminis were $6.99/lb., and the shitakes were $9.99/lb.! So I went for prepackaged, and even decided to slice my own shitakes in order to save a few more cents. Yeah, I’m that cheap.
I was surprised at how good this was. Not the chicken or mushrooms; I assumed they’d be good. It was the orzo. I thought I had cooked it too long then let it sit too long waiting for the chicken and mushrooms to finish. Mixed all together, though, it was a pleasant eating experience.
I apologize if future posts may be light on pictures or details. Personal bidniz, donchaknow. I'll do my best to keep these post top-shelf, though. They might be a bit fewer and farther between, but I'll do what I can.