Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cooking on Vacation

So the lack of posts have been due to a lovely vacation. I have missed cooking and I am still on vacation. We are visiting my parents in Texas and somewhat stupidly, I volunteered to cook and then proceeded to tell my parents to also invite my aunt and uncle. Then my mother told me, 'oh by the way, don't buy anything we don't already have.'
And then, "we're going grocery shopping today and leaving in 15 minutes."
Double sigh.
I knew I wanted to grill chicken breasts and I knew I wanted to marinade. Have I ever marinaded anything in my life? No. And now I also couldn't venture too far from my parents' scarce pantry. I had already told her I wanted balsamic vinegar for a caprese salad which took 20 minutes of persuasion and my father thinks ketchup is spicy.
I went back to the hotel room and started googling marinades. None of which had ingredients that my parents would allow. What I came up with:
juice from 2 oranges, 4 limes and 3 lemons
2 Tbsp of honey
2 Tbsp of olive oil
Chopped garlic (2 cloves) *
4 large chicken breasts

*it would have been minced but all of my parents' knives are the equivalent of butter knives

It is currently marinading. I am also going to make a caprese salad, some kind of corn/black bean/cucumber/avocado/lime juice salad and some kind of flat Mexican bread.

I will let you know how it goes!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! In a pinch a bottle of Italian salad dressing makes a great marinade for chicken. :)