Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ya gotta try it!

I needed to make dinner the other day and I wanted to use my crock pot. I went to my freezer and got out the package of boneless skinless chicken breast. I figured if I started with chicken I could make it up from there. Then I saw this recipe on the back of the package, "Best Lemon Chicken." It sounded good, but I didn't have any lemon juice, only lime. I decided, what the heck give it a try. It was so good that after the first bite Ezra said, "Wow, this is like something you'd get in a restaurant." I used two breasts, but you can probably use up to 4. The only thing I'd do different next time is to start with the chicken pre cut into smaller pieces, bite size-ish. That way the juices marinade into the meat more.

2-4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/4 C Olive oil
1/3 C Lime (Lemon) juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbls Red Bell pepper chopped
2 Cloves Garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

I also added about 1 Tbls chopped onion because I wanted to and increased the red pepper a bit. I also used regular mustard because that's all I had and it was still great. Next time I might try adding some fresh cilantro with the lime!

I mixed it all together and poured it over the chicken. It cooked several hours in the crock pot. When it was done I lightly shredded the chicken. THEN (thanks to Jenn's yummy recipe) I served it over angel hair pasta. That lime/olive oil marinade was soooo good on the pasta! Let me know if you like it too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Not the state, the play. David and Shaun were in "Oklahoma" about a month ago. Shaun was Ali Hakim, the peddler. He did a great job! He stole the show. On the Monday morning after our local talk radio station talked about the show and people called in to comment. I didn't hear the broadcast but others told me that mostly people called in and talked about Shaun and what a great job he did. He's a natural comedian. David was in the dance numbers. In the dance number picture David is in the front row to the left. (tan vest with the mutten chops painted on)