12/20/13
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Buttermilk~Brined Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

Buttermilk~Brined Fried Chicken  |  Mashed Potatoes + Gravy  |  Peas I know, I know…it has been a while.  You may think that I abandoned this little space in an attempt to conquer my Christmas lists in a timely, organized fashion and, when all the shopping, baking, and wrapping was complete, return here, cup of tea Continue reading → «Buttermilk~Brined Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy»

12/5/13
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Kung Pao Chicken

TUESDAY Kung Pao Chicken I apologize…to all my fellow Northern Californians…for it is I that could very well be blamed for the sudden, and very noticeable, drop in temperature here in the Bay area.  You see, I recently rambled on about the disparity between our abundant sunshine & mild temperatures and my childhood memories of Continue reading → «Kung Pao Chicken»

11/7/13
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Chicken Pot Pie

WEDNESDAY Chicken Pot Pie “Maybe that’s the best part of going away for a vacation – coming home again.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Meet the Austins   We have been home for a couple of days, arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning, but that overwhelming sense of relief and comfort which washes over Continue reading → «Chicken Pot Pie»

10/22/13
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Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn

MONDAY Chicken Salad Sandwiches  |  Garlic~Thyme “Mayonnaise”  |  Cranberry~Orange Coolers  |  Truffle~Parmesan Popcorn   Sunday dinners are different.  More often than not, the table is set in the dining room, flowers and candles dress the tabletop, dinner starts a bit earlier and we linger around the table a little longer, savoring a meal as well Continue reading → «Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Homemade Soda & Popcorn»

10/10/13
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Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce

WEDNESDAY Roast Chickens  | Herbed Pan Gravy  |  Boiled Yukon Gold Potatoes  |  Peas Chicken…more often than not, finds itself as a supporting cast member, rather than in the starring role, in the world of daily dinner theater.  We roast and simmer it to make stock {the work~horse of many kitchens, home as well as Continue reading → «Roast Chicken with Garlic & Herb Pan Sauce»

10/3/13
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Braised Chickens, Truffled Cauliflower Mash & a Gremolata

TUESDAY Butterflied & Braised Chickens  |  Truffled Cauliflower Mash  |  Lemon~Caper Gremolata   “Best laid plans of mice and men often go astray…”   It is Thursday and I am just now getting to share with you Tuesday evening’s dinner…an indicator as to how this week is moving along.  I knew it was going to Continue reading → «Braised Chickens, Truffled Cauliflower Mash & a Gremolata»

09/9/13
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Grilled Whole Chickens with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Butter

SUNDAY Grilled Whole Chickens with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Butter  |  Roasted Baby Potatoes  |  Steamed Haricots Vert   “Ask the butcher to spatchcock the chickens for you.  He will split them down the middle and flatten them out so that they resemble road-kill.  Butchered this way, they can be grilled rather than roasted.” ~ Continue reading → «Grilled Whole Chickens with Garlic, Lemon & Thyme Butter»

08/30/13
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Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad

THURSDAY Butter Fried Chicken  |  Refrigerator Salad   Do you remember me mentioning, at the beginning of the week, that the novelty of the new school year had waned and the the reality of our new schedule was sinking in?  Well “sinking in” does not adequately describe how violently the new routine has taken over Continue reading → «Butter Fried Chicken & A Refrigerator Salad»

08/23/13
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Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

THURSDAY Chicken, Corn & Cherry Tomato Tacos  |  Homemade Taco Seasoning My family really likes tacos.  Dare I say…”loves” tacos.  What’s not to like?  Little envelopes stuffed with all sorts of good things…steak, chicken, pork, grilled veggies and, let’s not forget, eggs.  In our house, the breakfast taco…scrambled eggs paired with any leftover vegetable from Continue reading → «Chicken & Corn Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning»