Had a great post for the challenge all lined up but that changed when I started the day fighting battles on two fronts.......the fridge compressor was overloaded about a week ago and today we finally determined it was damaged beyond repair. The second battle involved trying to fire up the rotisserie for chicken but after fighting with the infrared burner on the rotisserie for more than an hour, I threw in the towel and settled on having to roast the chicken instead. Really thought it would be a great post to add to the challenge since I didn't have time to take pics or document the Applewood smoked wings I made for Sunday. The plan is to make those again next week too but the challenge will be over by then. Oh well.
Anyhow, not wanting to deal with pulling together all the fixings for a chicken dinner and in an effort to reduce some of the food hanging around n the dying fridge, I broke the chicken down and food-saver'd it for another meal. Easier to throw in the freezer then try and find a place to store all the trimmings for a chicken dinner.
I did manage to throw together a couple salads for the DW and DD I thought I'd post pics of......two semi-traditional Cobb salads. I say semi only because croutons were opted in place of the alfalfa sprouts since the DW and DD don't like them.. My dinner was rather simple.....pasta fragioli. Somehow the simplicity of that just made the day end on a good note.
Did include the chicken prep just to show it really was to start a post.
We have chicken, salt, fresh garlic, fresh rosemary, thyme lemon juice and olive oil. Missing in the first pic are the fresh ground pepper and dijon mustard. This goes without say for the pro's but for the less informed, the mustard is used to bind the ingredients in the marinade and allow for flavors to be more evenly carried through by not seperating.
All the ingredients were combined and the chicken was marinated in a food saver bag. By the way, there is chopped herbs and garlic in the marinade as well as whole garlic and herbs inside the chicken cavity. By the time it was roasted and pulled from the oven, I was too fried to find the camera. It did look quite nice though and if I wanted to try and pull the wool, it could've made a convincing appearance of being done on the rotisserie after all.
Croutons, sliced Black olives, fresh avocado, egg, poached chicken breast, extra sharp cheddar, diced grape tomatoes, crumbled baco and some really creamy crumbled bleu cheese. One salad (light on the tomato heavy on the cheese) was for the DD and the other (light on the cheese and heavy on the tomato) was for the DW.
Edited by oldschool1982 - 5/30/14 at 9:05pm