[I know what you're thinking: "Wow Bernadette, you've hit a new level of alcoholism today"]
But hear me out...
What I made was Indonesian Ginger Chicken...[recipe courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa , whom I LOVE!]...with a twist. As I have mentioned before, I have the attention span of a two year old, and that charming characteristic of mine also extends to following recipes.
The recipe itself is quite simple:
Minced Garlic (4 cloves)
Shredded Fresh Ginger (1/4 cup)
Honey (1/2 cup)
Soy Sauce (1/2 cup)
Coursely Ground Black Pepper
Bone in chicken [breast, thighs, whatever you have, preferably with skin]
Simmer all ingredients minus the chicken, salt and pepper in small sauce pan until the honey melts
Pour the sauce over chicken, which has been generously seasoned with salt and pepper
But single city gal cannot live on booze-soaked chicken alone...
Pan Fried Bruschetta
[I got my baguette from a different grocery store this time, and it was disappointing, to say the least, but butter is love, and it forgives a multitude of sins]
Garlic Lemon Couscous
[I refrain from using seasoning packets because they're often LOADED with sodium--and as black folks, salt is damn near kryptonite! trashing the seasoning packet saved me--510mg of sodium/serving--ridonkulous!]
The end result: a fabulous dinner, complete with a glass of wine, garnished with organic gala apple slices [which also made a fabulous dessert because I may or may not have eaten half a box of cinnamon sugar cookies from target for breakfast/lunch today]
mmm, mmm, good!