“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…”

Today’s weather was just gorgeous…The second of the 2 nicest days we’ll have this week. I actually had the windows open this morning, and it was cool enough that I wore a suit jacket to work, instead of one of my usual button-downs. After Jay & the bambino picked me up from work, I came home and changed clothes, and we walked off to the farmers market. I went a little nuts when I got to Cliff’s booth:


Beef bacon is basically brisket. And since Jay loves brisket (as do I), I thought I’d give it a try. I got a few other items:





For some reason I kept thinking I needed bread this evening, but I decided instead that I’d get some potatoes to roast along with the chicken I was planning on grilling.


And I still had some sweet corn left that was going on the grill too:


Jay grabbed some peppers from the garden that he asked me to grill for him too:


For the potatoes, I swiped Inga & Mike’s use of dipping spices and tossed the potatoes in some rosemary & garlic:


along with some olive oil, salt & pepper. I like using plastic bags for my own “shake & bake” stuff:


Then I tossed them in the toaster oven for about 30 minutes at 425°F (my toaster oven takes forever to cook anything). After I got that done, I got the chicken ready:


I really like Bare Chicken just because it comes with a code on the package that lets you find out where your chicken was raised (most of the packages I’ve bought come from St. Cloud., MN). Dinner turned out beautifully:




And because I grilled sweet corn, I got to use my corn cob nobs! They worked wonderfully (thanks again, Julie!)! And when dinner was over, I made some dessert (as requested by the bambino):


He likes marshmallows an awful lot. And I have to admit, it’s fun to watch him eat one. And with that, I need to get myself to bed. Tomorrow’s a running day!

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4 Replies to ““It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…””

  1. Hi, Rachel. I misread your poultry purchase, as “Barf Chicken”! I guess that wouldn’t go over so well….

    You chose the right banner, I must say – it looks great.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    • Hi Dan! I have to say, “Barf Chicken” would be pretty funny though! And thanks for the compliment on the banner–I have to admit, I like it a lot too!

  2. We make potatoes like that all the time. My favorite is a bit of rosemary, olive oil, garlic and parmesean cheese. I slice them a little thinner because we like them crunchy. Also have added a little wing sauce to my mix for some kick – yum!

    • Erin–I usually prefer crunch too when it comes to potatoes, but I thought the rough dice worked fine (plus I was in a hurry!). I didn’t even think to add parmesan–I’ll try that next time. And maybe some red pepper flakes. Mmmm!