The perfect menu for a cold day when you want something warm and nourishing.  I first learned these recipes in a cooking class called “The Taste of France” and then took ideas from the class to create flavors more to my liking.  Keeping much of the recommended herbs, I just toned it down a bit to give the dishes more balanced flavors.

If roasting chicken makes you shutter then go out and buy a pre-made one and heat it up according to directions- you can even crisp up the skin by putting it under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.  The amazing flavors of the fennel and potatoes can be produced without the chicken.

Pot de creme can be replaced with an apple Galette, summer fruit tart, chocolate mousse- just maybe add a homemade touch with some fresh whipped cream.