There's a French saying that goes, "Le malheur des uns fait le bonheur des autres". Roughly translated it means one's misfortune makes the happiness of others. I am talking about this today because of what has happened with my husband lately. His work colleague has hurt herself terribly and MR's contract has been renewed to replace her. Her misfortune, his fortune. We are hoping that his renewal will eventually lead to something permanent. Fingers are crossed. I am happy with these changes, but these days I feel like we are running all over the place. Balancing between my work schedule, MR's work schedule, and SO's schooling takes a lot of organization skills. Thankfully, we have wonderful people who we can count on to take care of SO for us if we don't make it home in time. And because my work schedule is slightly more flexible than MR's, I try to work around it. Which is why I stayed home today to be with my man. He is working this weekend so this was the only day for us to spend together this week. We picked up together SO at school at lunchtime so she could eat with us the wonderful Manchons de Canard aux Pruneaux / Duck Wings with Prunes dish I prepared today.
First, heat a tablespoon or so of oil in an frying pan. Add the rinsed and dried duck wings. Fry on all sides until it starts to brown.
Lower the heat. Add a sliced shallot and a couple of seeded and halved prunes. Let it slowly cook for 20 minutes. Stir from time to time.
Add half a glass of red wine and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Season with salt and black pepper.
Serve hot and enjoy!
Lunch is served: Duck Wings with Prunes, Roasted Green Asparagus, and Steamed Couscous