Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Yummy and the Pretty

Tonight, I made lemon chicken. My mother could not remember how she used to make it exactly, she just used to throw it together, but she told me roughly what went in. I adjusted because I'm lazy, and it worked. I think I want just a bit less lemon juice next time, but it was pretty good as-is. And I have enough left over for my lunch at work tomorrow also!

For the curious: preheat oven to 375. Take two boneless skinless chicken breasts, put in pan such that they don't touch each other or the sides. I poured 1/4 cup lemon juice over - I think I'd use maybe a bit less, but not down to 1/8 or anything. Pour another 1/4 cup water over. Sprinkle thyme over the chicken lightly - not going for the encrusted look - and ditto salt. Bake them for about 25 minutes, until when they're stabbed the juice runs clear. (Or use a meat thermometer; mine doesn't care for anything smaller than roasts, though.) Thin the juices with equal parts water and they make a great sauce over rice.

All assuming you like lemon and chicken, of course. Definitely not the dish for those who don't!

And, for the pretty part of this post, a coworker pointed me to this fellow named Julian Beever who does sidewalk art... 3D sidewalk art. It's incredible. A search on that name will find you several sites but this is the one that I found - check it out. Sidewalk art! I'm in awe. (I don't aspire to do anything like that. It sounds tedious to do. But to admire it, to see it, YES. And I assume that to do it at all he really enjoys it - that's the key.)

1 comment:

donna said...

I've fallen in love with Greek Avgolemono soup ....