Ask And You Shall Receive

Such a lovely end to a fabulous evening: all the dishes are finished, cuppa tea is steeping, Chet Baker on the radio, pouring down rain outside, fake aquarium playing on the television; couldn’t get better.

Dinner with friends, again. The girls had their standard chicken and rice with edamame and aminos.

Big girls had an amped up version of our traditional standby. Friend #1 requested cheddar biscuits. Friend #2 blurted in a text: WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR BELOVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS?!? And then she more than mildly suggested chicken, quinoa, and a chocolate dessert. I managed all but the dessert; I opted for peach cobbler. She did not complain.


I added Yukon gold potatoes to the Brussels sprouts this time, with a bit of chopped rosemary. Absolutely delicious. Lemon slices would be good here too, roasted on 425 for about a half an hour.


Chicken thighs with dijon mustard rubbed under the skin. Very mild flavor, incredibly moist, perfect size.


A little quinoa (which I feel guilty for eating now and hardly ever have it) and the infamous garlic cheddar biscuit.

IMG_1207And the cobbler, which unfortunately always photographs as a rather depressed ham. But it was tasty. Pretty sure I had three helpings. (Melt a stick of butter in a pan in the oven on 400. Mix together 1 c gluten free flour, 1 c almond milk, 1 c sugar, and 1 tsp. baking powder. Pour mixture over butter. Pour can of peaches in heavy syrup over mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake until done, 30 mins. or so.)

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