Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sangria days

...the hardest part is letting it set up for twenty four hours before drinking ;-)

Monday, March 12, 2012


That same insomnia hits every spring, and now I find myself looking forward to it. A stolen hour or two in the middle of the night, just to listen to the birds.

Love all the flowers blooming, as well.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spanish lemon roast potatoes, chicken and garlic

Used local potatoes, local onions and organic chicken. Was still a pretty inexpensive dish.

Gustavo loved it. Toss a good pound or so of potatoes, couple chopped cloves of garlic, one medium onion (I used vidalia) with olive oil, salt, pepper and put them in a 500 degree preheated oven. I used a cast iron skillet. Roast for approximately twenty minutes.

Meanwhile, marinade 4-5 chicken pieces in olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Our store sells organic chicken legs and thighs pretty inexpensively, so I use these often. I remove skin, but that's a personal choice.

Add chicken and marinade to potato onion mixture and continue cooking at 500 for twenty minutes or so, depending on thickness of your chicken. Use thermometer to ensure its cooked through. The potatoes will get a little char.

Monday, March 5, 2012

New kitchen colors

We've changed the color from orange to gray. I was worried that it would be too cold, but I rather like it.