Sunday, September 26, 2010

Favorite Teriyaki Chicken

This is the recipe Stan requests most often (and I keep losing the paper copy, now it's in safe hands - the internet.  Whew!)

Favorite Teriyaki Chicken
1-1/2 to 2 pounds chicken, cut in small pieces
1-2 T olive oil (for cooking)

3/4 c water
1/2 c soy sauce (Lite if you have it)
3/4 c brown sugar
1 t crushed garlic
1/4 t ground ginger

1/2 T cornstarch
1/8 c cool water

2 cups rice, steamed.  I use Botan Calrose Rice in a rice cooker.  If you've never used one, I recommend it highly.  They're about $20 at Target, look for one with a non-stick bowl. Rinse your rice first, and then fill the water to about 1" above the rice (about the distance from the tip of your middle finger to the first crease).

Cook chicken in wok or skillet.  Once chicken is browned and partially cooked, add sauce.  Allow to boil to finish cooking chicken.  Mix cornstarch with cool water, add to chicken.  Return to boil and stir occasionally until sauce thickens slightly.  Serve hot over rice with broccoli.  Yum!

***If you can't use corn products, you can skip the corn starch: Marinade the chicken in half of the sauce for 2-3 hours, then cook it separate from the sauce.  In another large sauce pan or pot, reduce (boil out the water) from the remainder of the sauce to thicken.  Just be careful not to scorch it, since there is a rather high sugar content.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Trader Joe's... in Kansas City... REALLY!!!

I know!  I'm so excited.  They're coming, really coming... I'm so happy I could cry!  I'll settle for a happy dance and a blog post though.

Read all about it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

KitchenAid's dual fuel double oven range

Kitchenaid's stolen my heart again.  It's BEAUTIFUL. And FUNCTIONAL. The only thing I can't quite wrap my head around is the price, MSRP $2,349.00.  Though, I do understand that is a reasonable price in comparison to their other models... it's just more than I've spent on all my current kitchen appliances, combined.

Add this to the list of reasons I must make myself independently wealthy.  I'll retire with my new double-oven range and bake, all day, for the rest of my life.  I'll be the crazy old cookie lady.