I hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day - today was also Daughter #3's birthday, so her family came over around 9am and her husband made us breakfast.. yum! We visited for a couple hours, exchanged gifts, watched her daughter (21 months old) run in circles around the house, happily yelling, "Help! Heeellllpppp!" and hoping someone might chase her. Then they headed off to meet up with friends and I had a quiet afternoon. Sadly, Michael left to head home today too, but even so, it was a good day.
Filipino Chicken Adobo
4 lb chicken thighs, skin on, bone-in
1/2 c. white vinegar
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. olive oil
1 head of garlic, broken into cloves, peeled, and slighly smashed
1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
3 bay leaves
Combine all in a sealable marinating container, blending to combine. Let marinate for about 3 hours (more is fine), then turn chicken and marinade into a large cooking pot. (I used my wok) Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1/2 hour, stirring occasionally. Uncover and simmer another 30 minutes...sauce should reduce. Remove chicken to a hot saute pan with a little olive oil, and saute at medium high heat to brown lightly. While the chicken is being sauteed, raise heat on marinade if needed to continue reducing sauce (a little bit of cornstarch mixed with water and added to the marinade can help it thicken). Return chicken to sauce, and turn to coat completely.
Serve with rice or other grain (rice would be traditional, but I served this with quinoa). Yum!
This coming week will be thrifty, using what I have stowed in the freezer or in the pantry:
SUNDAY 5/8 - MOTHER'S DAY
Leftovers...Mom's not cooking!
Sliced Strawberries and Kiwi
Meatball and Mozzarella Calzones
Black Eyed Pea Curry with Spinach & Coconut Milk
Carrot Raisin Salad
Individual Chicken Pot Pies (from freezer)
SATURDAY 5/14 - DAUGHTER'S PROM
Fend for Myself
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