Posts Tagged ‘lemon’

Olive Oil and Lemon Marinade

In Entrees on February 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Most of the marinades I use are the result of me throwing ingredients in a pan and seeing what happens, this was no different. I decided I wanted to make some chicken for dinner on my spiffy George Foreman grill, and that I wanted to use olive oil in the marinade instead of a thick sauce. This thought process lead me to my spice rack, which lead me to this ingredient list:

Ingredients

Once I had trimmed the chicken breasts, I added the olive oil and lemon juice. Once the chicken was coated I distributed the oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the chicken.

Marinade

I got started later in the afternoon with this process so I only left the chicken in the marinade for 4 hours, I would have preferred 6 hours. After 2 hours I turned the chicken to make sure it was marinating evenly.

Ready to Grill

Once, the chicken was done marinating, which in this case was when I was hungry for dinner I placed it on my George Foreman grill and it grilled evenly for about 4 minutes. The result was a real…

Bon Appetit!

Grilled Chicken

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Lemon Bars

In Dessert on February 6, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Nothing quite like a fresh, light, summery dessert in the middle of winter. This one was definitely a delightful birthday treat for one of my co-workers. This recipe proves that birthdays are not just about cake and cupcakes! As I mentioned in my resolutions post, I’ve decided to try some recipes from different cooking blogs. I got this one from Recipes for Marilyfe As We Know It, which I will definitely be coming back to for more  tasty treat recipes. I followed this recipe for Lemon Bars to the letter. Let’s start with the ingredients:

Ingredients

I started by melting the butter in the microwave and then combining it with the sifted flour and the confectioner’s sugar in a large mixing bowl to make the crust.

Lemon Bar Crust

Once all the ingredients for the crust were combined I pressed the mixture into a 9 x 9 inch pan, and baked at 350°F for 15 minutes. While the crust was baking I mixed together the sugar, flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl, and added the eggs one at a time while mixing the ingredients together.

Lemon Filling

I then added the lemon juice, lemon peel and salt. When the crust was done baking I poured the entire mixture over the steaming crust.

Ready for the Oven

This was then baked for 30 minutes at 350°F for 30 minutes.

Out of the Oven

I prefer my lemon bars cold, so once this treat came out of the oven I covered it and put it in the freezer overnight. In the morning I transported them to work, and put them in the freezer there. When we broke them out to celebrate my co-worker’s birthday that afternoon there were some issues getting a knife through them, but we were very determined. This dessert was a big hit with my office and I would definitely make it again. I loved that I had all the ingredients except the lemon already and that it was quick and easy enough to make after I got home from a long day at work. This recipe is a definite must. Give it a try, and as always…

Bon Appetit!