Sometimes I feel like I’m in the business of thinking up alternative ways to serve chicken–and am I sick of it! Both the thinking and the eating. It’s not as if we don’t eat fish (once a week, from Santa Monica Seafood, which is The Best!) or pork (at least once a week) or lamb/beef (occasionally, since Emma won’t eat either). Somehow, though, poultry keeps popping up on the menu. We have turkey 4,000 ways, chicken 4,000 ways…and Rock Cornish hens 2,000 ways. One of our favorites is grilled with wedges of grilled Romaine topped off with Caesar dressing. Truth be told, those little suckers are more or less flavorless (hence, the recipe for the roasted ones given life by the “pate” stuffing)–in this dish, the Caesar dressing as well as the charred lettuce do their jobs to add tons of taste.
Today, btw, is my one-year anniversary with this blog. I started it right after I learned I’d lost two big clients to the recession, and thought I’d better do something semi-constructive before I just got into bed and stayed there until the economy recovered. For keeping me going when the going got tough, I’m forever indebted to my little blog. In addition, it’s brought me a lot of unplanned-for pleasure–all my food friends (you!), the Unconfidential Cooks’ Dinners with so many great women and their incredible offerings; many fun projects with Emma; and some good meals I may never have made. Thank you!