It’s been a crazy day over here in the IBIH kitchen! I’ll be finishing the last of the recipe testing and photos for the e-cookbook by this weekend (or die trying), and I managed to get three more recipes finalized and photographed today.
Sadly I don’t have a prep cook or maid so it’s a long day of cooking, photographing, and then the worst part – cleanup. It’s brutal, I’m not going to lie. On top of that it’s a challenge to keep my son busy and happy while I’m working.
This afternoon I provided him with some art/craft supplies – you know, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glue and some other fun stuff. Genius right?? That project bought me about five minutes tops – a total bust! It took me longer to set up and then clean up all of the stuff then the time he actually played with it.
Then while we’re cleaning it, I got a huge sliver from our antique barn board dining room table under my thumbnail. Actually calling this thing a sliver is like calling Mt. Everest a hill. It was huge – practically a log (ok maybe a twig), and it was jammed way underneath my nail. It was touch and go there for awhile, but I finally got it out after cutting a notch in my nail and having at it with surgical tweezers and a safety pin.
It was seriously huge, I almost took a photo of it for posterity just so you could all feel sorry for me. Since that would be gross I refrained, but barely! I’m just happy they won’t have to amputate – having no thumb would make typing a LOT harder…
Anyway, enough about me – let’s talk about this awesome chicken I made the other night!!! It was super easy which is why I’m calling it “Cheater’s” Tandoori style.
I love Tandoori chicken but I didn’t feel like going through all the steps that are usually required, so I threw some yogurt, pre-made curry paste (I used Massaman style) and a couple of other things into a bowl, marinated the chicken thighs for a few hours and then baked them in the oven.
They were fantastic – and so easy that I might never make the real thing again!Print
Now I’m off to nurse my sore thumb and clean up the rest of the mess I made today! Then I’m pretty sure there is a glass of wine in my future..