Friday, March 4, 2011

Long Time, No Eat

No excuses from me. I'm sorry for the absence.
I actually made this back in January (eek!), possibly even before the soup post, I'm not sure. In any case, I wanted to show y'all that I don't always make desserts, and that I am also capable of making things that don't require several ingredients.
Thus, I give you...
...And yet, so delicious! I started with frozen chicken tenderloins (cheaper than breast, but I'm definitely paying the extra next time, to avoid tendoniness) and marinated them in Worcestershire sauce/Mesquite spice/thyme/who knows what. I then proceeded to fry them up in olive oil, then steamed some peas in butter, and through some frozen sweet potato fries in the oven until they were (mostly) crispy. Add a side of ranch dressing, and WABAM, dinner!

I was very pleased with myself A) for having something other than macaroni and cheese for dinner, B) for remembering to take a picture of it for posterity, C) for using frozen food successfully, and D) for the marinade actually tasting good, even though I was pretty sure it wouldn't.

I took issue with the stringiness of parts of the meat (again, next time I'll splurge on breast). I was also kind of irritated that the fries were still a little mushy, even after cooking them longer than was required. Maybe that is just the way of sweet potato fries, but I wish it wasn't so.

Okay, I know this was a lame post, but I need to get back into the groove of blogging. It's been far too long.


LP said...

You're so funny! That marinated chicken sounds good. Can you give me the exact recipe?

Shannon said...

Hmm...I don't know that there really WAS an exact recipe. I wanted to use Worcestershire sauce because I'd never used it before, and I know there was oil in it, and Mesquite spice, and probably garlic salt and pepper, and...I don't really know. I was sort of going by my nose. It was a little potent in the end, but it was still delicious.