I'm convinced we have a poltergeist. Or maybe gnomes are roaming our house at night. Well, something has to be responsible. Someone or something has come into our home, while I slumber and dream of Russian Cake and doberge squares. They have taken my clothes and shrunk them. It's the only explanation. Right? Right??
OK, I admit it. I've been Super-Sized. They say admitting it is the first step to a solution, right? So, come on, everybody say it with me, "I've been Super-Sized." Doesn't that feel better? No? Read on....
It's time to start behaving. I said goodbye to cursing, drinking and smoking when I had kids - ok, well, drinking and smoking, at least. And, since food is the only vice I've got left, it's a hard one to let go. Besides, food is FUN!! Doberge is divine! Gravy is groovy! I'm a Bread Head!
Then there's the issues of health and beauty. I realize that I'm more vain, than I am concerned about dying. Here's the proof. You see, extra pounds puff out your wrinkles. I call mine, "MOtox." I had a doctor tell me just the other day that he thought I was 35. 35!! Let's just say, I'm NOT 35. So, even though those extra pounds around the middle are clogging up my heart, they're doing WONDERS for my crows' feet!
Oh well, Cosmetic Surgeons need to make a living too, right? So, here comes the first in a series of Low Carb recipes. I believe that, 'eating well' should entail eating well! Let's get cookin'......
You ever buy those 10 pound bags of cut-up chicken leg quarters at the store? It's tons of yummy dark meat for next to nothing and you can do a million things with them. This morning we had some leftover orange slices from breakfast so I'm using them to make some GREEK ROASTED CHICKEN.
GREEK ROASTED CHICKEN
10 lbs chicken leg quarters - washed and skin pulled off
1 XL Ziplock bag - Jumbo size, 2.5 gallon
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp oregano
2 tbsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 orange cut into wedges
Pull all the skin off the chicken pieces. This is easier to do before you wash it - not as slippery. Then, wash all the chicken and place the pieces in the Ziplock bag. Mix the next 8 ingredients into a marinade. Pour it in the bag over the chicken. Add the orange wedges, squeezing each one and then throwing the peel into the Ziplock. Close the ziplock and 'squish' it around until all the chicken is coated. Let the chicken marinate for at least an hour (or even overnight) in the fridge. You can grill it or cook it in the oven. I did mine in the oven at 350 Convection for an hour and 15 minutes. Wow! Serve with a green salad with lots of feta cheese and black olives! Opa, baby!!
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