Friday, March 20, 2009
Flashback Friday and Foodie Friday
One of my favorite bloggers Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet inspired me to do a Flashback Friday! Since I am yearning for green grass, sunshine and being outdoors, I am sharing with you one of my favorite 'Think Spring' meals. Trust me, this will become one of your summer staple meals!!
Coconut-lime chicken and snow peas salad
1 Cup coconut milk
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces chicken tenders
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 cup sliced snow peas
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced red onion
Whisk together coconut milk, lime juice, sugar and salt. Transfer 1/4 cup of the dressing to a large bowl; set aside. add lettuce, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and onion to the large bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 plates.
Sauté chicken in olive oil and s&p, add coconut milk mixture and cook for 10-15 min. transfer the chicken to a cutting board and thinly slice. Arrange the chicken slices on top of the salads. drizzle the coconut cooking liquid over each of the salads.
Freaky Foodie Friday Trainwrecks!
I've had many a 'trainwrecks' in the past years..but I must say the earliest and most memorable one happened in 1971 with my Mom in the hospital I was delegated to cook Thanksgiving Dinner! MY first one, mind you, and no one giving me much instruction. Being the dutiful daughter I read up on getting the turkey ready, making stuffing and all the trimmings. I had all the side dishes prepared and ready to go on the table. Just waiting for that little 'pop-up' doohickey to pop up on the turkey signifying it was done. Waited and waited..finally my Dad said just to take the $%^& bird out of the oven. As it turned out, I had taken the packet of giblets out of the turkey but on one had mentioned the frozen neck in the neck cavity! (Which will delay the po-up timer) All in all it turned out to be a somewhat delicious meal, and one which I was reminded of by my brother and Dad for almost EVERY Thanksgiving afterwards!!