Real-life: We ran out of onions after Sunday’s dinner and I completely abandoned ship on Monday’s cooking plans because that day was Too Long. By the time I had gotten off the treadmill, it was far more excellent to use the Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards I had won. So we had chicken wings for dinner and I tossed some tater tots in the oven.
Just living my truth, people.
Friday – Roasted Game Hens with Oven Fries and Asparagus Salad
When Marcus and I discussed Valentine’s Day plans about a month or so ago, he mentioned that he would like to cook for me. Just so we’re all clear, I do not mind that I do The Cooking in this family. It’s a soothing activity for me. But the idea that he would prepare dinner for me and I could come home from work and Not Worry About A Thing? Magic.
Ketsana’s is pretty much on our speed dial, FYI. So there was no cause for supreme concern.
I know that people get OMGSOSCARED about roasting bone-in chicken, but honestly, it is really probably the most simple thing to prepare on earth because you put it in the oven and then ignore it.
When Melissa and I were out for dinner a few weeks ago, she mentioned that she and her husband were massive fans of Indian food. How convenient. Devising a menu for our Olympics-watching party = no brainer.
Yes, the crockpot tikka masala is good. But more importantly, if you’re making a full-fledged feast, it makes it FAR easier to present a number of different dishes. Fancy.
Once again, we made skewers without any skewers because shish kebabs are The Worst. Instead I pulled the skin off of some chicken thighs, dipped in our marinade and set on a roasting rack in the oven. Presto.