Chimichurri BBQ Chicken

Chimichurri-ChickenChimichurri BBQ Chicken

Sauce: (

1st Photo and sauce recipe foodandwine.com

2nd photo is my chicken hot off the grill

chicken

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced (2 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Make sure you taste it, I like it spicy so add some extra red pepper

2 large picnic packs of bone in breast and leg quarters

  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients and pulse until coarsely chopped
  2. Add the chicken to a 2 gallon sealable bag
  3. Add the chimichurri and massage the sauce around in the bag to coat all pieces evenly
    1. Reserve several tablespoons to finish with prior to serving
  4. I refrigerate overnight
  5. My husband heats the grill to 400 degrees, and then reduces the heat and places the chicken skin side down to begin with to create those beautiful grill marks
  6. Reduce the heat and let the chicken cook, turning as needed
  7. Internal temp will be approximately 165 when done
    1. Add the reserved sauce to the top of each piece prior to serving
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Vegi meals 

In order to switch up our meal planning, I have starting adding one vegetarian meal a week. So far all of them have been great. These are red velvet waffles and oh man were they good. I simply used a boxed red velvet cake mix but added one egg, vanilla, and cocoa powder.  Be aware don’t overfill the waffle maker or you will have a lava flow out of the side. Yep I did this ha. Top with berries and whip cream before serving, delicious


I also did a cauliflower and garbanzo bean curry and a vegi pot pie that was legit. This week is corn and potato soup. I’ll post the recipe if its good. Don’t want you trying something not taste tested…  

Mini dogs

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I am a super pinterest lover and saw a post where someone took Rhodes rolls and hotdogs and made them into a appetizer. At my monthly cocktail party I decided to try it but in a mini version with lil smokies and here they are, so fun. Eyes are havarti, with peppercorns then we dipped these lil guys in bbq and they were delicious. The cocktails were harvey wallbangers and grasshoppers.

From scratch

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I made my very first pie this weekend. Not sure why it has taken me 48 years but the man asked for a marion berry for fathers day and we found some fabulous berries at the farmers market. I got the crust recipe from my friend Tamra and if I had of known it was this easy I would have been Betty Crocker years ago, ha. Needless to say he told everyone he is not sharing so don’t ask and gave it rave reviews. I guess pie is now another item added to all holiday menus.

Let’s talk turkey

Every year we have Thanksgiving at our house for two reasons first our kids won’t go anywhere else to eat because they say the food is nasty and we have no friends. You think I’m kidding but I’m not. My husband and I have been together almost 30 years and I can count our friends on one hand. We simply don’t feel we need a bunch and we like each other with no drama..
So the big question this year is to brine or not to brine? We watched all kinds of shows that say brine but the ingredient list makes me tired just looking at it so we have decided to brine but with our own recipe of Apple cider, broth, garlic, Rosemary, and sage. We got a brine bag that we dumped half the liquid on the kitchen floor (funny) but we finally got the bird in and sealed. I also for the first time prepared the Mac and cheese and potatoes in advance, yep pioneer woman gave me this idea and it makes perfect sense to precook and add liquids on the day of. The chew also told me to soak cheese cloth in butter and cover the turkey so no basting, yeah Now I am only in charge of cocktail hour how sweet is that. I truly enjoy my life and if the brine is a complete fail I’ll let you know.
I hope everyone who is reading this has someone special to share your day with. Happy thanksgiving