Playing Chef

24Mar08

Saturday morning was spent coaching Rj how to cook. His infamy with rock-solid cookies has got to stop so best friend comes to the rescue.

Gone are the days when even at Easter Sunday, establishments are still closed. TV networks then have nothing to offer but the multi-colored “on stand by” bars or reruns of classic 10 Commandments/ Noah’s Ark movies. Saturday morning, the supermarket was buzzing with people buying by the bulk. Well, well, well.. I smell poolside barbecues for Easter.

For the afternoon’s menu: Chicken Marsala without the Marsala wine 0_o We had to improvise and use Vodka instead. I honestly didn’t taste the cup I poured in. Tita Terry said the sauce was too salty. Ouch >_< Kasi naman, Rj insisted that they have most of the ingredients we need. Ayun, puro improvise na lang. No chicken breasts rin. Hence, the stringy thigh fillet.

Here is Apple’s not so secret chicken recipe:

  • 6 pounded chicken breast fillets
  • 1-2 lemons
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 portions of 2 tsp. basil
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Canola/Olive oil

Use the lemons’ juice to tenderize/flavor the chicken. Rub with 1/2 tsp. salt and 2 tsp basil. Set aside for 20-30 minutes (yes, that’s enough to let the flavor set in)

Mix the flour, remaining basil, thyme, pepper, salt and Parmesan cheese.

Use this flour mixture as the breading then fry chicken over high heat flame.

Serve with your Marsala recipe (which is basically mushrooms, butter, wine and a little cream).

Voila! Rj can now cook for… ay. haha. nevermind :p

Afternoon, I was in church with another teacher then Achi, Ditse and Sanchi kidnapped me for shabu-shabu. For some reason, they couldn’t contact me the last two days… Sun and its VERY RELIABLE coverage. The NxtGen ladies went out of town and around the metro without their shobe!!! ang daya!! 😦

Anyway, as usual, Sanchi’s (teacher Ody) house was a riot because of Joanie (ditse). hehehe. I sliced my left pointy too trying to chop a raw corn.. Auntie later showed how it’s done (her way simply), and finished the whole batch within a minute. My finger’s bleeding until Sunday morning 😦 Buti na lang the authentic shabu-shabu was so worth it. Because of my injury, pa-point point na lang ako ala supervisor. May red wine pa kami courtesy of uncle :p

Now that I think about it.. This is how I’d like my weekends to be. Not partying in the most exclusive of clubs but spending quality time with quality friends 🙂 I love the great outdoors, roughing it up, fierce sports and such. But I’ll always be a domestic diva, cooking with/for friends, sipping chai or coffee after and most likely, spending the night over.

Are you free? how about coffee this weekend? 😉

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