Monday, April 13, 2009

catching up

Thinking.... thinking... thinking.... I'm at a fork in the road and must think.

I'm also going through my e-mail and need to reply to several messages so I can clear out my inbox. I'm getting bad about not replying and then things pile up.

I need to write a letter to my mom and dad too. Bad daughter. Bad bad daughter.

I've got some work to catch up on too.

Well, at least there's something that looks like a dinner in the oven.

With that "to do" list, what shall I do? I shall blog (a.k.a. procrastinate). I thought I would take this moment to reply to some recent comments left here, anyway. That might make me feel like I've accomplished something.

Firstly, Ranter notes, in regard to Magnum's and my kidless hike on Friday: "I prefer other things to do when kidless (which is nearly never). LOL"

My reply: I didn't say that all we did was HIKE on our day of hookie. It's just that that was the only activity I had a photo of. Y

Nextly, Terri says: "Care to share the wing recipe?"

Sure, why not. Sharing is caring!

Chicken (or pork) adobo is practically a national dish in the Phillipines, I think. I've seen several variations on this recipe, but this is what I do because it's the easiest and still tastes yummy! If I'm making it as a main entree', I use thighs, but wings are nice as an appetizer or for potluck.

1.5 T vegetable oil
8 bone-in chicken thighs
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 C apple cider vinegar
1/2 C Soy sauce

Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
Add the chicken and cook about 5 min. per side.
Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.

Pour off all but about 1 T of pan drippings and turn heat to low.
Add garlic and saute for about a minute.
Add the vinegar and soy sauce and stir to incorporate.
Return the chicken to the skillet and cook, covered, for about 20 min.

Uncover, increase the heat to med-low and cook 15-20 minutes longer, occassionally spooning the sauce over the chicken until the sauce thickens and the chicken is nicely glazed.

Serve with rice.

Warning: Your house will smell like adobo afterward. For a while.


terri said...

Hey, thanks for sharing the recipe! I love anything simple and this sounds simple enough. I'm going to give this a try. My kids will love it.

brandy101 said...

that sounds delish!

Please share some more family recipes sometime!

Adam said...

there are much, much worse things to smell like than adobo. I rather like the smell, personally.

Judy said...

HEY! Blogging is NOT procrastinating...nor is any other form of online communication. I'm just sayin'...

Squidsquirts said...

Blogging is my favourite displacement activity, right before making lists of things-to-do.
1. Blog more
2. Read more blogs.
3. Is it bedtime yet?

Whimsical Ranter said...

I'm with Judy!

And glad to hear there was more to your day of nookie, er ah....hookie.

the recipe however is something now I must try! Thanks so much for sharing it.