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Trying Something New, Learning Something New

Updated: Aug 7, 2019

Every time I post, I share a little bit about my previous week. Not because my week was any more interesting than anyone else's week, but because it is a way to connect with those around me. For those who already know me, you know that I love to bake and cook and try new recipes. And since the weather is warm once again, and the hubby had brought the grill out of the depths of the shed, I decided to try my hand at some marinaded chicken. I started with a recipe titled "Best Ever Grilled Chicken" off of Pinterest, but I ended up modifying it due to the ingredients in my cupboard as well as ingredients not in my cupboard.

And this is what I came up with. Chicken Marinade

4-6 boneless chicken breasts

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

1 TBS Mollassas

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup rice vinagar

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp dried basil

1 TBS oregano

Mix all ingredients in blender and pour into a nine by thirteen pan. Add chicken which has been poked with a fork. Turn over to fully coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least three hours before grilling.

Even Emily said it was a smashing success and I should definitely make it again. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my beautifully marinated and grilled chicken, but at least you have the recipe to try on your own!

But I did take pictures of the chocolate bunt cake Emily made for Cook Book Club. Our theme was recipes from the fifties and she decided to make the cake my mother always made when she was alive.

This past week I also took a drive down town to check on the area where I will be holding the annual farmer's market in just a few weeks. The amphitheater that was being constructed is now finished and I was also thrilled to discover a little free library had been erected.

And speaking of libraries, I read a book from my borrowed stack titled On The Way to School - Senegal. I don't just like to try new recipes, I also like to learn about new people, places, and things. And learn I did. This story took me on a journey Aminata as she made her way to school by taxi brousse a colorful van. I learned about Senegalese families and their food. I learned of the different animals that might be seen in Senegal. I learned about what the extremes a young person in Senegal might go through to make it to school on time.

This book gave me an appreciation for a culture and people different from me, but it also gave me an appreciation for all that I have. If you home school, this book would make a great addition to your history course. But even if you don't home school, this story makes learning something new fun!

I hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into my week as well as this behind the scenes look into the kidlit world. I also hope to see you here again next Monday.

Wishes for a week full of wonder! Aileen

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Deborah Boerema
Deborah Boerema
Jun 11, 2019

Thanks for sharing your marinade recipe. Sounds yummy!

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