i didn't go as all out as I had intended. my initial thought was to create an entire suggested meal from a magazine - drinks, appetizers, main dish, dessert, etc. tonight we just went for the main dish and wine.
i made a recipe from Sunset Magazine - stuffed chicken with rosemary polenta
the reason that this was a "challenge" for me is because I typically don't like recipes. i prefer to have an idea and go with it. i don't like to measure things. etc, etc...
unfortunately, they only had pre-cooked polenta at Trader Joe's. i did manage to measure the olive oil. (that was hard!) and we did enjoy the suggested pinot grigio with it.
we'd eat it again!
as a side note - yes, turns out I skipped 18. i'm sure that I did a thing or two that I hadn't done before but...i'll just have to double up on another day.