It probably doesn't help that I keep choosing to spend what little free time I have playing instead of working. Like choosing to go to our neighborhood "Girls Night Out" tonight, instead of cleaning my house. I figure I've been cooped up in the house for days and I need a breath of fresh "girl time"! And it was well worth it. We saw the movie "Julie & Julia". I really liked it. Wasn't a fan of a small detail in the end...I don't want to give it away if you haven't seen it. But it has to do with the final relationship between Julie and Julia. I wish that could have been different. Oh well, what's real is real.
I promise that I'll get back in the kitchen soon. I've been a bad cook this week. But here's a recipe that I made a few weeks ago and never blogged. It really surprised me how much I loved it. I figured it would be good, but probably just average good. To my surprise it turned out quite flavorful, and went immediately onto the top 10 favorite marinade recipes. I also love that's it's "heart" healthy.
ASIAN GRILLED CHICKEN
(Recipe from the American Heart Association Low-Fat cook book)
¼ C. honey
3 T. red wine vinegar
¼ C. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T. finely chopped fresh parsley
2 t. grated fresh ginger root
½ t. pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
1. In a large bowl, combine all marinade ingredients and mix well.
2. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Add chicken to marinade and turn to coat all pieces.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. (I marinate overnight.)
5. Grill or broil chicken to desired doneness.
SESAME ALMOND GREEN BEANS
4 C. fresh green beans,
2 t. sesame oil
2 t. butter
½ C. slivered almonds
1. In a large skilled heat sesame oil and butter over medium high heat.
2. Add green beans and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
3. Stir in almonds and continue to sautés until green beans are cooked to desired doneness; about 3-4 minutes more.