Hi and Good Morning!
Work, for a change, has been quite busy this morning (I've been at it since 5:30 a.m.). Now I'm in the waiting mode...there are things I need to do, but I can't do them until others do their things. Patience is not a virtue of mine by any stretch of the imagination and I simply hate waiting for others to do things (that are their jobs!!). Anyway, enough whining. I'll flip my attitude and look at it as found time for knitting or stitching or reading.
But right now, let's talk food. Last night's dinner was not a success - LOL. Most weeks I try to make a new-to-us recipe, and last night was the night. It was a chicken dish done in the crock pot which I normally love. It called for chicken thighs (or breasts, but we used thighs because that's what we had), a sliced granny smith apple, a chopped onion, the juice of a lemon, a bit of honey, some cornstarch, fresh rosemary and fresh cranberries. All things I love. But, there was too little sweetness in the dish (you know, cranberries are so tart). I never tasted the apples but the onions were good. And the chicken, though flavorful, grossed me out because the skin was just there. And gooey. Yuck. But, we consumed it and I saved the leftover chicken meat (removing skin and bones) and threw out everything else. We had some carrots cooked with cinnamon to go with it, and those were good.
The best part though was I made beer bread that Bonny mentioned on her blog.
Now, that was good! I had found a bottle of Coors Light in our basement (none of us drink light beer, so no idea where it came from). The taste and texture is definitely different than any bread I have ever made, but it is tasty and FAST. Bottom line - dinner was not a complete loss!
And for a bonus, I will tell you about the potatoes I made the night before. I took new/baby potatoes (roughly ping pong ball size, but some were a little larger, some smaller). Threw them in a bowl with minced garlic. Then sprinkled on some chili powder, a little paprika and a little cayenne pepper. Drizzled the whole mess with EVOO and then cooked them in the air fryer at 400 for 15 minutes - shaking them every 5 minutes or so. OMG - we could have eaten 5 lbs of these! They get nice and crisp on the outside and very creamy on the inside. Pure comfort food.
And now I'm hungry. I've been drinking coffee, but have not had breakfast and now it feels like it is too late (too close to lunch time). I'll survive - it's not like I will waste away to nothing - LOL.
We are almost at the weekend and for that I'm very thankful. Have a great day!