Wednesday, May 21, 2008

the leftovers...

having a 3 year old and a 15 year old computer forced me to stop short on last night's post. i wanted to share two more things. the first is something i did with monday night's dinner. in the last post i mentioned i used a leftover chicken....monday night my mom grilled some boneless chicken breasts. she has mastered this by cooking all her meats on high heat in a grill pan. when they were finished all i could think about was how great some grilled pineapple would be on top. well, the only pineapple we had was some crushed in a can. so at the same time we both said, "chutney!". the recipe i found was fantastic!!

Pineapple Chutney:
~1/2 c. onion
~1/2c. honey
~1/2c. white wine vinegar
~2 1/2 c. chopped pineapple
~2t. curry powder
~1/2t. ground ginger
1/2t. salt
1/8t. pepper flakes
~~~in heavy saucepan mix all ingredients. cook over high heat until boiling, stirring frequently. reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until tender and thick. about 20-30 minutes.

(since this was all last minute it only cooked for about 5-10 minutes. but the pineapple was crushed so it was fine. plus, i just tossed all these ingredients in without doing the full recipe. next time i will follow directions....even though it turned out great)


we had a LARGE(hormones anyone) piece and a half of the chicken left the next night, so i decided to do the bbq sauce. this is something a found online about 2 years ago and have used it many times since...anytime we need bbq sauce. its spicy and just plain freakin' good! i made it up and tossed the shredded chicken right in for the sammies....

Spicy Yellow Mustard BBQ Sauce:
~8T. yellow mustard
~6T. sugar
~1c. cider vinegar
~2t. chili powder
~1t. black pepper
~1t. white pepper(wowza!)
~1/2t. soy sauce
~2T. butter
~~~put all ingredients EXCEPT soy and butter into a saucepan. simmer for 10 minutes. take off the heat and add the remaining 2 ingredients. thats it. its done.

1 comment:

Margo said...

just looking for some fun shots of some really yummy dirt from a recent birthday party! :-)