First up, a new chicken recipe. This one is super quick, super easy, and super delicious—my three criteria. It’s diet friendly, too. Four for four.
Please excuse the frozen veggies in the background. Tomorrow is market day and we are out of freshies.
The original recipe was for pork, but we did chicken. This is for ONE boneless, skinless chicken breast (we split one), for two people.
1/3 cup reduced-sugar apricot jam (I used Smucker’s Simply Fruit)
1-1/2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 or 4 green onions, sliced
In a small bowl, combine the jam, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and water.
Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a skillet very hot, add the oil, and the chicken breast. Brown on both sides. Turn down the heat to med-low. Add the sauce and cook for a few minutes until the sauce reduces and is thick and bubbly and the chicken is done. Bada bing! That’s it!
Slice the chicken and sprinkle with chopped green onions.
Next, something positively cute. At least *I* think so.
I made this pillow to match Savanna’s fairy quilt. The green ruffle is the same fabric as the binding. I never made a ruffled anything before, and I pondered my approach. I remembered that my 63-year-old Featherweight had a ruffler attachment.
I oiled up the contraption, which probably hadn’t been used since 1953, and straightened out the bent parts. While trying to figure out how it worked, it looked as if it might fit on my Janome, so I tried it, and wouldn’t you know it, it worked. I had troubles with the thread pulling, but if I went slow and pulled it taut, it worked. Who’da thought!
Here’s the back. The Night Side. The sparkles are cool
I had to laugh when I went into the studio to take the pictures tonight. When I knocked off for the day, Ted was sitting upright on the pillow and smiling. Tonight he was flat out with his tongue hanging out. Yes it’s hot in here, and I’m easily amused.