Monday, November 7, 2011

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken

 Did everyone have a happy Halloween??? Get a lot of candy? Did you eat more candy than you gave out? Tell the truth....
 While we do have trick-or-treating in Germany, it's not close to as big of an event as in America. Not all the kids go, and only half of the ones who do dress up. But of course me and my little bro ALWAYS dress up, and I'm not getting 'too old' to trick or treat anytime soon. ;D

 This year we trick-or-treated in a neighborhood where a LOT of Americans live, which was a great idea, because I got my hands on a lot of candy you can only get in the US. *eyebrow wiggle*  I got Butterfingers, Laffy Taffy, Baby Ruths, Hershey's...and Reese's Peanut Butters.

 Yes, I have to live without Reese's.

  So it makes me very sad when every single food blogger has five milllion reese's peanut butter recipes on their websites. Next time you post a Reese's recipe, think of me, far away, looking at the pictures and wanting something that I can never have.

  I just ruined your peanut butter life.

 It took us a while to find the perfect area to trick-or-treat. The place we eventually found was apparantly SUCH a good place to trick-or-treat that by the time we got there, almost the whole place was out of candy! So we hit the few houses that were left and head to our neighborhood. By the time we made it back, it was 9:30. And pretty much everybody had ALREADY decided that Halloween was over by then. But I still got almost 2 kilos of candy!

 IN OTHER NEWS I made some really good rosemary lemon chicken a little while later! The marinade is really simple and you make it beforehand so really all you have to do is throw it on the grill/oven and cook it. And it makes your whole kitchen smell like rosemary. Mm....

 First mince your garlic up. Don't you love the smell of your fingers after that? -_- Put 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary and of water in a small saucepan.

 Boil it for about 2 minutes! Try not to think of ants while you do because it really does look like ants.

 After that, remove it from the heat and cover it. Let it steep for about 5 minutes.

 Then, here comes the fun part! Put your garlic, oil, and lemon juice in the blender. Blend it and laugh at your poor little ant victims. BWA HA HA.

Vroom vroom vroom~

  Then just put your chicken in a bag with the marinade and wait at least 15 minutes! The longer the better!

 When you're ready to grill/bake, just pop 'em out of the bag and cook them. This was done by my dad so I don't really know how long. *homework*

When it's cooked all the way through, serve it with a nice green salad!

 ...and one more thing about Halloween...I took pics. <3

 Our pumpkins:

 And Joey's Halloween costume!

Rosemary-Lemon Chicken
Makes 1 3.5-4 pound chicken

  • 3.5-4 pounds of chicken, cut into 8 serving pieces. Pork works fine, too!
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  1. Mince up your garlic.
  2. Bring the rosemary and water to a boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat, and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  3. Puree the rosemary, water, lemon juice, and garlic in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Season the chicken/pork with salt and pepper, and put it in a bag with the marinade. Soak for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Grill or bake and enjoy!

     Source: Great Food Fast by Martha Stewart.

    1 comment:

    1. OK - I only have about 2 peanut butter recipes on my blog. I hope I'm safe... I love this rosemary lemon chicken! The marinade is making my mouth water... P.S. Love the carved pumpkins!


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