August 19, 2010

Queen of the Castle: Week 33

For those of you playing along...(if you've just joined us you can get caught up a bit here) we are on week 28 of the book Queen of the Castle: 52 weeks of encouragement for the uninspired, domestically challenged or just plain tired homemaker.

This weeks chapter is titled "Too Hot to Cook:  Summer Food Ideas".  The author offers suggestions from cold meat sandwiches (including seafood, too!), to crock pot cooking, to grilling to ease the pain of a hot day and the "I don't know what to fix" problem!  She reminds us that crock pot cooking is a think-ahead type of meal.  She shares a funny story about a whole cooked chicken she thought would be delicious turned out to look like a small helpless dinner because she hadn't planned ahead.  She also shares a few recipes for grilling.  Here's one of them...

Jeremy's Chicken Burgers
In large bowl:
Combine: a couple cups of soy sauce
about half cup honey
Whisk well.  Add:
8 chicken thighs, skin and bones removed (most grocery stores carry those already skinned and boned, fresh or frozen)
Cover with plastic wrap and marinate int he refrigerator until time to barbecue -- anywhere from thirty minutes to overnight.  Cook until done.  (Slice one in the center and make sure the center is no longer pink.)
Serve in: 8 hamburger buns, with lettuce or tomato slices if desired.  Add a hunk of watermelon to each plate. 

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