Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chinese Takeout Lemon Chicken (easy) ...

I found this recipe HERE where I've found many good crockpot recipes. However, this one was the biggest hit. There were almost no leftovers :(

The Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces or equivalent
1/2 cup flour
1 T kosher salt
6 oz (1/2 can) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 T brown sugar
1 t balsamic vinegar
3 T ketchup
olive oil for browning chicken
Tiffany’s additions: 1 tsp. lemon zest, 1 large fresh lemon squeeze & a few red pepper flakes
The Directions:
cut chicken into strips or largish chunks
dredge in flour and salt, shake off excess
brown chicken in a skillet with a bit of olive oil (you are not trying to cook the chicken--just give it some color and get the flour mixture to stick a bit)
place into crockpot
mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the top of chicken pieces
cover and cook on high for 4 hours, low for 6-8
Note:1 tablespoon of salt may be too much. If you are using iodized or table salt, this will be the case. Kosher salt doesn't taste as "salty" as regular salt, and since the granules are larger, you don't get as much in the tablespoon as you would with regular salt.
However, with a little more effort you can make the recipe Jenni uses and my whole family adores here using Lindsey's Lemon Curd recipe here


Rampage: verb Rush around in a violent and uncontrollable manner...
I made baby l a lovely breakfast. But, I guess it wasn't very satisfying.

Because in the few minutes I was working to get read for the Sabbath Day this morning.. She was on a rampage.
Defined above. She stole two chubby handfuls of chocolate eggs from the drawer and enjoyed spreading bits of foil around the house as much as she enjoyed the chocolate.

She got the pilates mat out so that she could host a jam picnic.... but, in the end decided to have a Kool-Aid lip smacker for breakfast. These are great because you can wear, eat and PAINT with them. The window sill is a lovely pink. She also hauled out a bunch of toys, chewed on someone's favorite ear buds (mine) and dumped out the Tupperware drawer.

Which is why I am going to say what parents are not supposed to say...
I love computers, music players, and TV... because they give me (literally) 5 minutes peace. Isn't this a beautiful picture?

To Have & Have Not 1944

Slim: You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything, and you don't have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow.
C got this film for us for the weekend. I'd heard the famous line above (a favorite) and many others (It's your funeral!) most of my life.
I knew that it was on the set of this film that the famous love story of the actors Bogart & Bacall began...
What I didn't know... This film is FANTASTIC! I absolutely loved it! It's an instant favorite!
"Have you ever been bit by a dead bee?"