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2/365 What's for dinner?

James picked out this color scheme for the kitchen. I love it! I think Wilbur looks dejected because he's allergic to chicken and doesn't get any scraps. Or, he was sick of posing. I cut that chicken up and made braised chicken with scallions and oj. So good!

James called me Hippi Longstocking in this outfit. It's not actually an outfit... I was wearing the dress and only added the yellow tights and some knee socks while I was cooking because it was so cold!

And, for an LJ-only treat, the recipe! I got the recipe from this month's Everyday Food, but tweaked it a little bit.

1-2 TB olive oil
1 whole chicken, cut up into 8 pieces (2 legs, 2 thighs, 4 breast quarters--wings and back go in a bag in the freezer for making chicken stock)
1 bunch scallions, cut once across the middle
2/3 cup oj

1) Preheat the oven to 450. In a Dutch oven or cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil. Salt the chicken, then place it in your skillet skin side down and brown, about 5 minutes.
2) Flip the chicken over, add the scallions and oj. Transfer pan to oven (uncovered) for 15-20 minutes.
3) Voila!

I serve this with baked sweet potatoes, which coincidently also cook at 450. I usually bake potatoes for about 45-50 min, so I get that started before I even begin cutting up my chicken.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 12th, 2009 01:23 am (UTC)
I LOVE the color scheme!!!
May. 12th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
That is a GREAT photo! It gave me a good smile.

May. 12th, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
I tried to buy that issue this weekend and couldn't find it :-/
May. 12th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Dude that looks like a magazine picture! So pretty.
May. 12th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
I like your kitchen!
May. 12th, 2009 05:07 am (UTC)
May. 12th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
I love the kitchen!!!!! It's so cheery.
May. 12th, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
What a cute kitchen!! I don't think I've ever seen blue done like that in a kitchen. Love it.
May. 12th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
kitchen = drool
I mean, the chicken recipe sounds good, too, but I really just want to eat your kitchen.
May. 12th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
That kitchen looks great!
May. 13th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
1)Ya'll are too cute!

2) I am in love with your kitchen

3)That chicken sounds yummy!
May. 15th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
I want my kitchen to look like that!
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