Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday afternoon

I've been taking a few days break from blogging. I had lots of stuff to say, I just needed to sit back for a bit.

It's our first REALLY nice day this spring, and the best thing about spring and summer is...? Practically no dishes to do!

The Handyman is bbqing some chicken and I have some corn and rice going and we will eat on the patio. We love our patio....we love backyard eating.

I took a nap on our patio swing this afternoon....warm weather, a good book, a short snooze.... until the Handyman "accidentally" turned one of the sprinklers he was working on, towards me. A little sprinkle woke me up.

Just in time get our supper going and eaten in time to make it to the movie theater to see "Alice in Wonderland".

Before I go, I wanted to share this picture with you.... our friends, the Storms, have two cute as can be little boys. We had them over for dinner the other night ( made Bobby Flay's Fried Chicken drizzled with Honey and chipotle seasoning. It was good, but the pictures weren't).  (pictures of the chicken, not the boys that is)

At the end of the meal, Nate, the older of the two (he's six) asked his dad if he could be excused. His dad said, "no, you have to eat some more of the food on your plate."

This caused a bit of arguing with his dad, but Larry held firm.  Eat more of your supper.    Mattie, the younger one, just quietly looked up at the Handyman, bypassed his dad and whispered, "Rich, can I be excused please?"

TOTALLY bypassed his father....he went straight to the head of household.
It was the funniest thing.

Mitzi, his mom, made some biscuits to bring. In the shape of hearts. Maybe this WAS Valentines Weekend.
(I'm a little behind)

I have no great pictures of the fried chicken, but I do make a mean "white gravy" or milk gravy.
But everyone knows how to do this, right?


Fry a chicken and remove to a platter.
Drain the excess grease.....leave maybe 1 tablespoon in the drippings
Add flour to the the drippings and cook, stirring until you get a thick paste
Add milk and stir, until you get the consistency you like
Add salt and pepper to taste
And serve over hot mashed potatoes.

You get all those little crispy bits of fried chicken bits in your gravy.  Yum!

The chicken was really good.... I think I'll make it again soon and take better "chicken" pictures and write a post about that.


bermudaonion said...

My husband would love to come eat with you, and no one would have to urge him to eat more food! He loves milk gravy but I don't cook it.

Karen said...

Spring has sprung in Montana, too! Finally :) The chicken sounds good, I'll have to look up the recipe. I don't do too well with gravies. The first gravy I ever made (years and years ago) was green (yes, I put green food coloring in it). I may have told you that already LOL. now that I'm back home I'll have to post some food!

Kate said...

The Kitchen Gnome would have loved to join you! He loves pan gravy.

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I LOVE your story about the boys asking to be excused - makes them even cuter! I also love milk gravy. My mom made it all the time when I was growing up!

Friday Friend Recipe #202 -- Greek Pasta Salad

My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #202 (#willreallyfinishthissomeday) ...