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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Snow! ~ Turkeys ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ Roasted Garlic Chicken ! Car Service ~ Maggie Day 

SNOW SNOW SNOW... don't know when I will get this posted as I have to keep cleaning off the satellite dish!

Good 30º snowing morning! So far we've gotten about 10" of that white stuff. All the schools in the area (from Medford north to Grants Pass and who knows where else!) are closed. Traffic alerts everywhere, chains for the summit, road closures. Crazy! 

Yesterday by 9am it was 35º and most of the snow had melted...

The geese were out ....

Throw Back Thursday... Kristen's 6th birthday and Brian blowing out the candles!
Roasted Garlic Chicken with Asiago Gravy
This recipe from Kevin at Closet Cooking ("cooking in a kitchen the size of a closet" !) 

Today I have a really easy rustic roasted garlic chicken with asiago gravy recipe for you that is just packed with flavor! This chicken dinner is so easy to make! You just brown the chicken and garlic, roast it and make a super tasty gravy with plenty asiago cheese! What works in this recipe is that it's so simple to make, it only takes 30 minutes, the crispy chicken skin, roasted chicken is pure comfort food and those whole cloves of garlic get so nice and tender, sweet and so good when roasted, and lets not forget the star of the show, that asiago gravy! Yum! Serve over pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, etc along with some veggies or a salad for a complete meal in no time! If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner for tonight that is nice, warm and comforting then you really can't go wrong with this rustic roasted garlic chicken with asiago gravy! 
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) bone-in, skin on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 20 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dry thyme)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese (or parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) and brown, abut 3-5 minutes per side, before setting aside.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onions are tender and the everything is lightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle in the thyme and flour and cook for a minute.
  4. Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping the brown bits off of the bottom of the pan with a spoon while the broth is sizzling when added.
  5. Mix the asiago into the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the chicken, cover (with a lid or foil) and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 15 minutes OR turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer on the stove top for 15 minutes.
Slow Cooker: Optionally (but recommended) implement steps 1-5, place everything in the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours. If you skip the earlier steps, whisk the flour into the broth before mixing in the slow cooker.
Option: Start by cooking 4 strips of bacon, set aside and cook the onion in the bacon grease and add the crumbled bacon to the sauce after roasting!
OptionFor One-Pan: Make this a one-pan meal by adding 8 ounces of pasta and 2 1/4 cups broth or water (or 1 cup of rice and 2 cups broth or water) to the sauce in step 8 and simmer, covered, until cooked, about 12 minutes (or 20 minutes for rice).

Historically this date............

1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey
team 4-3.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
And births this date include...
1732 – George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
1857 – Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (d. 1941)
1889 – Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
1907 – Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
1932 – Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)

1934 – Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
1944 – Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)
1962 – Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress

Good thing no plans to go anywhere today. Yesterday I took my truck in for service at Roe Motors.

Had some nice conversations with guys waiting in the lobby with me. Three of them had been in the US Navy. One, Harry, has a feral cat named Lucy and he had been a nurse. Knows some of the LE guys that live up here and go to the monthly LE/Fire luncheon.

 Last night Adam Colpak put my snow barn picture on the news!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Margarita Day (Just for you Trish!)
National Margarita Day is today, smack dab in the middle of winter. Many people think of Margaritas as a summer cooler. A date in February was selected, as Margaritas can be enjoyed any time of the year. There's all kinds of flavors, from strawberry and peach to mango and berry, and much more. Almost any fruit you can imagine can be used to make the perfect Margarita.
Margaritas are comprised of  tequila, citrus or other fruits, and sugar. It is the most popular alcoholic beverage that uses Tequila. Margaritas are poured over ice, or can be put through a blender to make frozen margaritas.
Historically, Margaritas have been around since the 1930s and 1940s. The actual origin and creator is unknown. Frozen Margaritas came on the scene in the 1970s.