Good 48º morning. Cooler over night and should be in the 80º's today. Nice.
Yesterday was a "putter around" day. Nothing special. Since it was "Lemon Day" I decided to make a couple of things with lemon juice. One was couscous with lemon, turmeric or saffron (for color), garlic, and flat leaf parsley and basil leaves. AND, I smoked two chicken breasts after marinating them in lemon juice, wasabi/teriyaki sauce, and olive oil.
Marinate for a couple of hours.
Then into the smoker at 225º for 90 minutes. Next time I will only leave them in for an hour. They dried out too much for my taste but the second one will be good between a bun with lots of teriyaki/wasabi mayonnaise and lettuce and tomato!
For the couscous.... saute minced garlic in olive oil along with a pinch of turmeric or saffron. Then add 1 2/3 cups water, 1 t. grated lemon peel, ½ t. sea salt. Bring to boil, stir in 1½ cups couscous,remove from heat, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and add fresh herbs and 2 T. lemon juice.
If you have never had it, couscous is a great light little side to any meat or fish and it's fast to prepare.
Historically this date...
A whole bunch of stuff happened.
Births this date include.....
In the 50's and 60's he was Dr. Gillespie on Dr. Kildare.... a favorite show!
Hazel.... another favorite TV show!
His philosophy was that 'casual drug users' should "be taken out and shot". LAPD's most controversial Chief. Interesting man.
1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
1943 – Jean-Claude Killy, French skier
946 – Peggy Lipton, American actress
Married to Quincy Jones at one time. Read about her cancer
All I know. Best get to gettin'. Ciao
Toasted Marshmallow Day
What a cool idea! Never thought of toasting
mallows with anything other than s'mores!