I'm back! Did you miss me? I went to my folks for Thanksgiving and came back to computer problems.
So what have I been doing for the last month?
Let me see....
I've baked a mountain of cookies. I made Justine's and Fruit Rocks with my mom and aunt over Thanksgiving week-end. I made World Peace cookies, Apricot Pistachio bars, and Triple Ginger Biscotti for friends and family. I've made two batches of Chex mix and two batches of sausage balls.
I took my mom shopping one Saturday. That was an adventure.
I shot some mistletoe from the top of a tree. (I'm that good with a rifle!)
I read a few books. Wrapped an infinite number of presents. Made flavored vinegars.
I discovered a cool new store in my neighborhood.
And I seem to be fighting a seasonal problem with vertigo. It's like riding the Spider at the fair while sitting at your desk.
We had a party on Tuesday night with my book group buddies and I made Chicken Roumaki. It was very well received. No pictures, but here is the recipe:
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 lb chicken tenders
1 lb hickory smoked bacon
1 can sliced water chestnuts drained
1/2 c soy sauce
1 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 clove minced garlic
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 c water
Mix together soy sauce, water, brown sugar, green onions, garlic, and ginger and set aside.
Cut chicken tenders into 1 1/2" pcs. Cut bacon strips in half. Place 1 water chestnut slice and one piece of chicken together and wrap with bacon. Pin together with toothpick. When all are assembled, place in soy sauce mixture and refrigerate overnite.
Preheat oven to 375. Place bacon wrapped chicken on a foil lined baking sheet and bake until bacon is crisp (approx 40 minutes).