How was your Christmas? Did you traditionally over ate Mom’s prepared goodies? There is nothing better than my Mom’s pierogi with sour kraut and wild mushrooms… Though this year I can proudly state: I didn’t overeat… probably only cos I caught some nasty virus on …
Previous Saturday I had just woken up, when Cookies was going out to work and by his sophisticated goodbye I heard: what are we eating today WOMAN? just lovely, when you wake up groggy after a Friday night marathon of Danny Trejo movies 0_o Unfortunately …
I remember when Cookies made this dish first time… it was our 2nd anniversary and he said it will be something special. He didn't let me come to the kitchen and just peek at what are we eating. I only knew it will be chix. I remember hearing him swearing cos sth was burning? or he dropped a spoon? Who knows, why Cookies is swearing when he cooks. There was plenty of noise, oven door etc. Later I got informed that I shouldn’t expect this meal too often cos he has only two hands 0_o whatever that means. And of course so much for romantic evening with your husband for two years 0_o. Yeah Cookies is not too romantic, but… he has his moments.
After I ate and said how wonderful it is (didn’t lie at all… it really IS wonderful) he told me the name of it: It’s Monterrey Chicken. I believe he was regularly eating it in some restaurant during his many trips to work all over US. Actually the recipe for this awesome meal was presented to me not so long ago 😉 since it was secret of the chef 0_o.And I share it with you…
This recipe I got from my co-worker Magda, who sometimes writes for my Friends Recipes section. Her yummy yams still await translation 😉 sorry!!! In my permanent hunt for chix recipes I grab anything that looks/sounds good. This one was especially appealing, cos of the …
Yeah another “TAKE THE CHIX OUT BABES!” meal. But completely different than what I’ve made until now. My constant search for chicken recipes never ends. Though very often I threaten Cookies with his all time favourite meal GRILLED CHIX 😛 buaaahahaha you need to see …
One of the easiest ways to prepare meat or veggie or fruit meal is just put it on the skewers and grill or bake. I remember the first time I ate kabobs, that was long time ago, we had this funny looking electric grill that had opening top with heater that was turning completely red while cooking. My father liked to make it with pork, bacon and pepper. My mother liked it with pork, bacon and onion. 0_o And I just liked all of the versions.
Now, I make kabobs when I don’t have ideas for a dinner. It’s easy and there is a never ending amount of flavors that you can put together. This time I made… surprise, surprise… CHICKEN kabobs 0_o One of my specialties are shrimp kabobs marinated in my secret ingredients 😛 and I managed to buy not very expensive shrimps lately so I’m going to make it sooooon. Cookies is jumping up and down, as he is so excited 0_o.
2 chicken breast halves
½ big red, yellow or green pepper. I had red and white one.
1 big onion
spices: for lazy ones – spice for poultry.
for others: salt, pepper, tarragon, ginger, basil, red pepper
After you clean and dry it, cut meat into bite size chunks, set aside. Cut pepper into flat pieces, not bigger than chicken. Cut onion into slate like pieces, I usually cut onion into 4 pieces and separate layers. All the big chefs say to put wooden skewers into cold water for an hour, so they do not burn, but I always forget it and just make it.
Make the skewers by skewing prepared ingredients in this way: chicken, onion, pepper, chicken, onion, pepper, chicken, onion, pepper…. uff until you finish all the ingredients. On each of mine usually fit 5-6 chunks of chicken. Set kabobs anywhere and use spices, sprinkle with oil then grill until golden brown.
Serve with anything you like, since we love wax beans I did it again 0_o
Until next time, take care of yourself and each other 0_o
P.S. Cookies thoughts: Works for me, even if it was “CHIX” again… Magda Cooks, it JUST RIGHT!