Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Wode Island

This was our conversation in the car today:

Josh: I don't really like Rhode Island.
Me: I don't either, but we've only been here for six weeks.
Josh: But, I still don't like it.
Me: Yes, after living in NY, nothing will be as cool.
Josh: I think I'll live in California when I grow up.
Me: Yes, California would be nice.
Josh: Soph, where are you going to live when you grow up?
Soph: Utah or Sun Valley.
Josh: Max, where are you going to live when you grow up?
Max: Wode Island.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

cooking out of a suitcase

This should be the name of my blog for awhile since that is what I have been doing for the past month or so. I have been at a loss without my pots, pans, tools, gadgets etc. I have the basics, very basics. So, I've made do, eaten out a lot, and tried to remember what I cook on a regular basis. It's starting to all come back to me, but then I remember, I can't make that because I don't have this. One thing this apartment is equipped with is a grill, so I have been thinking of all the things we like to grill and eat. One of my favorite marinades for chicken is this:

1/2 cup mango chutney
2 T. dijon mustard
1-2 cloves minced garlic

Mix it all up and coat chicken breast pieces that you cut up. Skewer the chicken if you like let sit for an hour or so and grill. Delicious and so easy.

Another good one is for fish, I use tilapia or any mild white fish:

1 onion sliced (yellow or purple)
2 T. cilantro chopped
zest of 2 limes
juice of 2 limes
4 T. orange juice(fresh squeezed or Tropicana)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 t. cumin
5 cloves garlic, smashed
1 t. kosher or sea salt
pinch cayenne pepper

Mix it all up and put in ziploc bag with fish. Let marinate at least one hour before grilling.