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Bits of This and That

Too fancy to be my picture. Thanks,

A little bit of this, a little bit of that...

Reminds me of a line in the song Anatevka in Fiddler on the Roof.

Tonight's reference actually has to do with my cooking, more particularly, what I cooked for supper tonight.

When 5:00 PM rolled around yet again, as it does so predictably every day, I suddenly realized my family might like to eat supper tonight. Don't think I was sitting on my bum all day. I was go-go-going with housework and grocery shopping all day. Time just slipped away with all that.

Chicken to the rescue! What to make with it? I didn't know, but it's much easier to spark an idea with thawed chicken than frozen, so I set about letting it thaw.

It was a nice half-frozen slicing consistency when I sliced it up, still unsure of what I was doing with it. Hmm...

Hot oil in skillet, cut up chicken on that, hmm... What else should I add?

I know! Apricot jam. And ginger paste. And buffalo wing sauce. And, um, let's see... honey would be good. Oh, add some olive oil. Might as well use up the bit of coconut oil from that jar. Anything else? A bit of apple cider vinegar. And... um... let's rummage through cabinets. Oh, these blanched almonds would be good!

Surprise, surprise, it all was very good. I added some frozen vegetables into the skillet to cook with the chicken, then threw on the throw-together, no-name sauce that I mixed up. Let that all stir-fry down into a thick sauce for the meat and vegetables.

Kal mentioned more than once how much he liked it. Kris had seconds or thirds. There weren't any leftovers.

If I try this again, it will definitely be a never-the-same-twice recipe. I don't measure unless I really must, and I just go off what's at hand in my refrigerator and pantry.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

P.S. Time for a good Fiddler on the Roof movie night.


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