Sunday, September 28, 2008

What's for dinner?

The boys have told me they are hungry. And you would never believe what they have asked me to cook them for dinner. First off, they want me to fire up the BBQ grill. Sounds easy enough so far. But Forrest wants me to grill up some Bananas. Does anyone have any good recipes for grilled Bananas?

He also wants me to grill some Chicken. A request that I can actually live with. I polled everyone in the family, and they were all happy with grilled chicken.
Lastly, Forrest and Nathan asked for grilled eggplant. Again, does anyone have any ideas for grilled eggplant? Thank God I have the Internet. I shall Google recipes for grilled eggplant and bananas. And then there was Nathan's request. This child loves eggs, so he wishes for me to make grilled eggs and bacon.

I'm starting to feel like a short order cook. Maybe I should go apply for a job at Waffle House. I'd feel right at home.

7 comments:

kylie said...

grilled bananas with butter and brown sugar, YUM !
your kids are adventurous, thats good
feeling like a short order cook is less good
enjoy your dinner

Kookaburra said...

Mmmm,
I can just smell that good home bbq cooking. yummm. The food is so healthy too.
I cheated and found this recipe on the internet:

Brazilian Braised Chicken and Bananas

Ingredients:

4 lbs. chicken thighs and legs (attached)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Salt, milled pepper
3 Tbs. oil
1 medium onion, chopped
6 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
Pinch of sugar
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbs. butter
6 firm-ripe bananas, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Rub it all over with lemon juice and sprinkle well with salt and pepper. In a deep, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven with a lid, heat the oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on all sides until golden brown. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Add the onion, tomatoes and sugar to pan and cook, stirring, until soft. Return chicken pieces to pan, add the wine and broth, and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer until chicken is tender, about 45 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

In another large skillet, heat butter and saute banana halves on both sides until golden brown. Arrange bananas on top of the chicken in the skillet and sprinkle them with the Parmesan. Turn heat on low, cover and cook just until cheese melts. Use a large spatula to transfer the chicken with banana on top to plates.

Yield: 6 servings
Total preparation time: 1 hour

Suzanne said...

I can actually put my right hand on the Bible and swear Nathan and Forrest are always hungry. Why? Because I've been on the phone with Cece at 1 am and one of the boys, still up, will say "Mom, I'm hungry." Cece replies, "Well, what would you like baby?" "Mom, I'd like Chicken nuggets." Cece is skilled at manipulation and usually replies with "Baby, we don't have any chicken nuggets, you look so tired, wouldn't you like to lay down here next to Mama?" "No, I want chicken." "ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz..." Always, always, always funny. Happens almost every time. Oh, and did I mention, she's a great mom?! She is.

Love you Cece. This post is too funny because I know what you go though. You might want to inform the boys you can't "grill" an egg. What a horrible, sloppy mess. Use a skillet.

Love you sweetie. Hope all's well. Planned to call this weekend, but just too tired and out of sorts. Perhaps next weekend. Or call me from the car on your way home. I usually pick up.

Have a safe, calm, productive, inspiring and creative week. Oh, and just so you know, wash your leather in warm on the gentle cycle. You'll be a size 12 in no time!!! Ho rirl. Whoop...Go girl!!!

Love you,
Me ;)

P.S. If you didn't see the Palin skit on SNL, go to Bob's and click on the video. It's too damn funny for words. I'm laughing just thinking about it.

Cecile said...

I did grill an egg! I made a make shift skillet out of aluminum foil. Sprayed it with non stick spray and placed it on the grill then cracked my eggs onto it. I rolled the sides up and bout 1/4 inch high so that the eggs would just run off. Nathan told me it was delicious. I made a base of olive oil, minced garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, and balsamic vinegar and brushed it onto the egg plant slices and grilled them. I also took half of the eggplant slices and rolled them in egg and flower and fried them. (I think everyone liked those the best.) For the bananas, I made a glaze of honey, brownsugar and cinnimon. I don't like banana's but the boys and the neighbor kid thought they were wonderful. For the chicken, I basted it with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, and Cavenders seasoning. I also made a cheesy rice dish to go along with every thing else. I started cooking at around 2 and I finished everything by around 4. It is now 10:30 and my kids are hollering that they are hungry. I think I'm going to choke them. (no actually, I got out some roast beef lunch meat and told them to dig in.) Well it is bed time around here, so everyone have a great night. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments. I'll try to visit everyone while I"m at work this week. Happy Monday everyone.

just bob said...

Gee...Chez Cecile sounds like a great restaurant. I'd be exhausted if I had to do that much cooking in one day. You're definitely a trooper!

just bob

jeanetta said...

couldnt be much worse that working the food bar at shoney's.

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