Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Ben and Dave Take On Dinner

This is a challenging time in the Simon household - what, with the fact that we won't be eating for the next 26 or so hours. So, when Dave and I were faced with the challenge of making a chicken for dinner tonight, we decided to use an All Of The Above Approach.

And Shira wasn't here to tell us we were idiots, so we said - Yes We Can.

And we did.

Here's what went into our All Of The Above Approach Chicken:

  • Heaps of vegetables in the pan
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Beer
  • Sports drink
  • A stick of butter
  • Whatever spices weren't nailed down
  • Honey
  • A lemon and onion strategically crammed into the chicken
  • Love

The result? Mmm, mmm, good. Seriously, we'll never be able to recreate this again. Nor will Shira allow me to.

If any meal is going to hold me for 26 hours, it's this one. Well done Dave!

G'mar Tov, and catch you on the flip side of the holiday!


  1. You know, I really wish I had read this *before* I ate the leftovers and not after. But if I had read it before, I'd probably still be hungry right now, foraging around the kitchen looking for food.

    But seriously, guys, who the heck decides to pour vitamin water into the chicken??

    You're right, that will never be recreated. But, thanks guys, for an awesome dinner to come home to after a really long day. Actually, what was the best was the first whiff as I walked in the door. You know, that just may have been the Vitamin C...

  2. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Gatorade chicken? That is a new one to me.

  3. OK, to be fair, one of the recipes called for Orange Juice. And we didn't have Orange Juice, but did have orange sports drink.

    So we substituted.

    But at that point, who the heck cared?

  4. I'd say it was one of the juiciest chicken I've ever made. Man that was good. I think we've stumbled on to a new set of dinners for us to prepare for the week (although we're going to start crock pot cooking soon too). Winter cooking is going to be okay (although I'll still miss grilling during the two weeks of snow you get here).