No Sparkle Chicken

>> Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1. chicken
2. potatoes
3. broccoli

So it's chicken. It's Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken (recipe here). It sounded good. In theory. Chicken, lemon, garlic, thyme, olive oil ... wine for heaven's sake. But there we were. Underwhelmed. Oddly bland. The chicken I mean, not us. We sparkle.

And then it says "serve with pan juices". Yeah, no. The pan juices ended up being more of a poaching liquid. And again, oddly bland. I made a sort of buerre blanc with more whine and wine and lemon juice and dumped it over everything. The broccoli was fantastic. The chicken, less so. Of course the best part of a bad dinner is the guarantee of having leftovers to pack for lunch. Silver linings.

It's what I've been working on lately you know, looking for the positive. And perfecting my writing. And photography skills. Clearly.


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