At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
I’m using incoherent ~ bologna ~ hysterical ~ hole in one ~ coffee ~ coexist
They were submitted by The Bergham's Life Chronicles.
Coffee. Every day starts with coffee. I’d be incoherent without it. Some say I’m incoherent with it, but that’s another post for another day. Truth is, my sanity, what little of it remains after raising two boys, is tied to the level of coffee running through my veins on any particular morning.
Anyone play golf? I never have. I always said that if I really wanted to go for a walk, I don’t have to hit a little ball every once in a while to do it, I’d just walk. But if you are a golfer, you’ll get this; my first sip of coffee in the morning? It’s my hole in one.
But once, ONCE, I ran out of coffee. In a raging snowstorm. I don’t know how it happened than and I can assure you that it hasn’t happened since. Not only did that day epitomize the word ‘panic”, but I literally could not function. Rational thought and I were completely unable to coexist.
If you’re here you know, of course, that I blog. No, I was not stupid enough to try to write on a day without coffee. I knew not to even attempt that, although in retrospect the result may very well have been hysterical. Epic? Perhaps. But a lesson in futility as I’m sure it wouldn’t have ended up on the blog.
I did, however, have to make dinner. I thought bout telling the family that we wouldn’t be eating that night because of the whole coffee debacle, but even I knew that wasn’t going to happen. I didn’t have to write but I would have to cook.
Roasted-style Grilled Chicken
As I frequently do, I decided to try something new. I do this as often as possible because new recipes often take time and a few different attempts before they develop into something I want to put on the blog. So when something comes to mind as a starting point, I need to go with it.
But on this particular day, due to my caffeine handicap (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it), dinner was not exactly a success. In fact, I was banned from tweaking it and threatened with losing my kitchen privileges altogether.
Family (yes, all of them): Yuck, Mom, this might be the worst dinner you ever made. What in the world did you wrap this chicken breast in?
Me: Ummmm, bologna?
Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Roasted-style Grilled Chicken©www.BakingInATornado.com
3 # boneless skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup oil
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp thyme
¼ tsp cayenne
1 tsp paprika
*Cut each piece of chicken in half. Place into re-sealable gallon sized plastic bag.
*Mix all of the rest of the ingredients together and pour into bag with the chicken. Close bag and manipulate the chicken and marinade around so all of the chicken is covered with marinade.
*Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to a day, turning the bag over in the fridge at least a few times.
*Grease your grill grates before starting the grill. Heat the grill to medium heat and take chicken pieces from the marinade and grill, turning once, until fully cooked and juices run clear. This should take approximately 15 minutes per side.