In keeping with the whole chicken theme, here’s a recipe I made quite a while ago that never actually made it up here. This is another one from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook that looked simple enough to try, and it turned out really well, which substantially less raw chicken dissection involved. But it did still involve sticking things inside an empty chicken. (Bleh – just that phrase “empty chicken” makes me squig. You?)
As promised, I’m posting my outrageously unsuccessful attempt to make one of Sweet Pea’s blueberry recipes…
After much perusal of my list of options, the one that stood out the strongest (and seemed like I could make it fairly easily in my sister Caitlin’s small kitchen while she made guacamole and her boyfriend Eric prepped steaks for the grill) was the Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Loaf. I’ve never really made a loaf before, but when I make another one (or if any of you have never made one and need to) I now have a few pointers by way of epic malfunction.
It all began promisingly enough. I had the ingredients; I had a pan; I had a kitchen. I put everything together and stuck it in the oven. (Failure part 1 – I totally forgot to take pictures during any of this. The light was bad anyway.)
This recipe is my own lazy variation on a recipe I found on the Canadian Dairy Goodness website. (I know, what a weird thing. I’m still not sure how I found that site, but it’s got some great recipes.) It had to be modified because it calls for things like chicken bouillon, and parsley, which I never have.
I spent about a week making things for dinner that involved chicken and couscous. I’m actually fairly fond of this as a solution to my dinnertime woes, because the chicken takes about 10 minutes, the couscous takes about 8, and I made something that technically includes a side dish. Also, they’re both good for you. If you added a green salad, this might actually qualify as a healthy dinner, in addition to fast. (more…)
These next few posts will teach me my lesson, since I am trying to go back almost three weeks and remember exactly what I did and why. Hopefully once I catch up with myself I will be more successful at staying in the present…
The Lemon Cheesecake adventure was another co-venture with Alimonkee, which will also explain some of the modifications made to the recipe. It was also, I have to say, one of our most successful kitchen adventures to date (even including pre-blog cooking experiences!). This cheesecake was deadly amazing, and a huge hit with our diners, and also so impossibly rich that it was nearly explosive to try eating more than one piece. But I’m getting ahead of myself.