Cool story: It's my birthday week so we're starting with fried chicken and heavy cream and calling it a balanced dinner because there's a salad on the side.
I am not about shaming relating to food in general, but if there was ever a time to indulge, a birthday is it, right? Of course, this year, my birthday is Wednesday, the most anticlimactic of days, and there's work and toddler things and it's raining and in that case we just absolutely need to have a delicious, tasty, SIMPLE meal. (it should also be noted that I had a lovely birthday celebration on Saturday with my family and got some super duper generous and fun presents) It has very few ingredients, so they all matter a lot - salted butter, fresh portobellos, heavy cream. Things that are great on their own and super delicious when combined.
The method is simple and stolen somewhat from Lydia's Kitchen, which we've been enjoying a lot on Amazon. Her presence calms me, as does her pasta. The chicken is dredged super quickly in a little flour, then pan-fried in oil and butter. When it's done, the same skillet is used to make a 5-minute mushroom sauce, then we pour cream into the skillet and dinner is done in seriously 20 minutes. I think a super simple side salad is very European, but if anyone made this for me over, say, buttered pasta I wouldn't necessarily be pissed about it.