Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lemon Chicken Breasts


1/4 cup good olive oil

3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves)

1/3 cup dry white wine

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons)

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 boneless chicken breasts, skin on

1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, and cook for just 1 minutes but don't allow the garlic to turn brown. Off the heat, add the white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt and pour into a 9x12-inch baking dish.

Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle them liberally with salt and pepper. Cut the lemon in 8 wedges and tuck it among the pieces of chicken.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts, until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned. If the chicken isn't browned enough, put it under the broiler for 2 minutes. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the pan juices.

This recipe comes from Ina Garten "How Easy Is That" cookbook.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Maple Granola


3 cups rolled oats

1 cup dried unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup each pecans, walnuts, and pistachios

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar

1 teaspoon coarse salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together oats, coconut, nuts, wheat germ, syrup, oil, sugar, salt, and nutmeg. Spread granola in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 40 minutes. Add cranberries, and bake until granola is toasted, about 10 minutes more. Let cool completely. Maple granola can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Keurig Cafe One-Touch Milk Frother

I love it:) In minutes I had the best cup of coffee!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Took Mom to Joe's Crab Shack

We both enjoyed a Bucket of 1-1/4 pounds of Garlic Dungeness Crab served with new potatoes and a fresh ear of corn. What a way to spend New Years Day:) We both had a wonderful time!