I have never professed to be a cook. On the contrary. However, I do need to cook. Usually, it is always something that is easy to prepare, because I am usually always on the run. Now, as a non-cook, I tend to always wait till the last minute to try something different.
Like recently, I came across this recipe – Chicken Marsala Florentine (Photo from Allrecipes.com)
I decided to make it, but I did not have ALL the ingredients to prepare the dish. However, I did not let that stop me. I was determined! I had already defrosted the cutlets, and knew that it was a do now meal.It was a gamble. I don’t like to gamble. But I forged on.
The recipe called for a few items, which I did not have, such as: Marsala wine, cooking sherry, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes. Well, more than a few items, like really important items. I searched my pantry in the hopes of finding one, or all items, but no such find. I did find a can of spinach in the pantry, that was a surprise to me because I cannot remember buying any canned spinach must have been on sale. Then I found a bottle of White Wine Vinegar, and thought, this could work in place of the Marsala wine and cooking sherry. To replace the sun-dried tomatoes, I used a can of diced tomatoes. The cooking began. The meal was completed.
Except for one problem. I used too much white wine vinegar. I like vinegar but not that much. I knew this was Bad! I had to fix the problem, my husband will not be a happy eater.
Google to the rescue. To solve the problem of too much vinegar in a dish, one solution, add soy sauce to dish as needed. Soy sauce, I had soy sauce. It worked! Chicken Marsala Florentine, well, not really, but it was a meal and over rice, it made a good meal.