Food Friday and a Poltergeist
I started my cooking right after breakfast. This is the mixture I put on our chicken. I added, sumac, smoked paprika, regular paprika a bit of cayenne pepper and not pictured, a few grinds of black pepper.
Chicken and beef tastes better if one massages the spices into the flesh. I guess if you are squeamish you could wear exam gloves or put plastic bags over your hands as you worked. I just wash may hands really well before and after I massage the chicken.
The chicken from Mauzone was consistent. It wasn’t wonderful and it came covered in orange glop. For my husband it tastes like home and love. This is a classed up version of Mauzone Chicken.
I also made roasted eggplant.
Thinly sliced eggplant was put in a roasting pan with olive oil, a can of diced tomato and lots of za’atar. When it was cooked I squeezed a lemon over the whole thing.
I’m serving a watercress salad. Our guests are my cousin and his girlfriend. My cousin’s grandmother, my aunt, loved watercress. Whenever my aunt used to come to vist my mother always bought lots of watercress.
And now for the poltergeist. My son set the table and then left the room. I was on the phone in the kitchen and I heard the sound of breaking glass from the dining room.
I have had kitchenware commit suicide before. I have never had kitchenware spontaneously explode before.