I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Shabbat Dinner

Last night, after a very long day, I decided that we would stay home tonight and have a quiet Shabbat dinner alone. I asked Danny what he would like for dinner and he said that he had just been thinking of his Anna Bubbie's Fried Chicken. Now, one day I *will* fry up a batch of chicken (probably right before I give birth...), but I opted for Spicy Oven Fried Chicken. I only tasted the grimness (is that a word?) and it was definitely spicy! The corn looked yucky at Garden Fresh, so it's chicken and mashed potatoes. Not bad.

Afterthoughts: Let's just say, I should have doubled the recipe. Danny said this was possibly the best chicken I have ever made. Here are the modifcations I made: I used soy milk and 2 tbsp vinegar to curdle it, 2 tbsp tobasco (and ran out) and 1/2 tsp cayenne in the marinade, and finely crushed cornflake crumbs instead of the breadcrumbs. Don't use tin foil to bake, the butter tends to burn. I had to switch to pyrex in the middle of cooking, but next time I will just use parchment paper.

If you think that I love to make Danny's favorites, you are correct. I asked him the other night what recipes he wanted me to make again and "Red Velvet Cake" was his response. Now, if you think I was about to go and buy the Duncan Hines he's used to...nuh uh. I found a vegan recipe and, from what I have tasted (sshhhh), it is pretty good.
Afterthoughts: Danny thought the cake was a bit bitter and I liked it, but I will be on the lookout for a new (and sweeter) recipe.

These are the kind of challahs you get when the kitchen is hotter than heck and you have better things to do than braiding *another* challah. Noone in this house cares, really, as long as it is served up with peanut butter, cream cheese or honey.
Afterthought: Almost all gone before Shabbat ended...

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