Thursday, June 21, 2012

BBQ Soy Chicken and a Gardening Post


Simple Math~

I love Math.  It was my favorite subject in school.  I love doing simple computations in my head, I love figuring out an algebra or trig problem and I am intrigued with math story problems. 

I was working in the garden this morning. It rained here a few days ago so a new crop of weeds began to show through once the hot weather hit. As I have said before, timing is everything when weeding your garden.  I was smiling to myself thinking, there must be 5,000,000 weeds in this garden. 

Then a brilliant (well, brilliant if you are a math nerd) idea popped into my head!!!  I wanted to estimate how many weeds there might actually be in my garden.  So, I went in and got a ruler.  I then proceeded to measure a square inch in the garden.  Hang on with me here. This is a REAL math problem and one anyone could do . . . of course, no one else wants to know the answer, but I do!!!

With my measured inch, I counted how many weeds were in that inch.  Getting the picture now?  I then measured the dimensions of my garden.  From that I found the square footage of the garden and then the square inches in the garden and . . . from that I estimated how many weeds were in the garden. 

I was so pleased with myself!!  Armed with this great knowledge, I was now very satisfied knowing the estimated number of weeds I was killing today!!!  Isn’t knowledge powerful!!!

Since I was in the garden most of the morning and Kim and I are catering an event tonight, I thought I would roast some fresh veggies, pull out some grilled chicken from the freezer and have dinner ready!!
I always have grilled chicken in the freezer.  My dear, sweet husband grills a huge batch of chicken, flat iron steak and hamburgers for me about every other week.  Then, I have instant dinners that I add veggies and fruit to and life in the kitchen is good.

I thought you might enjoy the marinade I use a lot on my chicken.  It is one that has been in my recipe box for more than 25 years.  Give it a try and see what you think . . . and, remember to do a big batch and put some in the freezer for easy weeknight dinners.


 BBQ Soy Chicken

1  cup Soy Sauce (I use low sodium)
¼ cup lemon juice ( I use either fresh or bottled – depends on what I
                                       have in the house)
1  tablespoon spicy mustard
1  clove garlic, chopped
1  teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tsp. ginger juice if have

Marinate chicken in sauce at least 30 minutes.  A couple hours is better!  You can broil the chicken instead of grilling, but I think grilling gives a better product.

Happy Grilling,

Julie

Oh, and by the way, I estimated there were 16,332,600 weeds in the garden!!!!!


We've linked this to Thursday's Treasures hosted by Recipes for my Boy's.

1 comment:

  1. Julie - it's great to hear from you.....I do NOT like math...never have, and am thankful for people like you who do...it's what makes the world go round. The marinade recipe sounds great - I love simple, easy and delicious. Must try it soon. Bummer about all those weeds! :-/

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