Sunday Night Dinner – Deviled Chicken Skewers

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SND - Deviled Chicken Skewers

Andrew and I actually previewed this dinner last week. We were supposed to have dinner with Jen and Evan last week but Andrew was in the midst of a last minute, marathon study session so we postponed. Since we already had everything ready for dinner, Andrew and I decided to still make it. We liked it enough that we decided to make it again this week!

Even though the skewers sound like they’re going to be super spicy, they aren’t. They’ve got enough red pepper in them to give them some zing, but the sun-dried tomatoes and honey balance it out. We served them with some black rice and Andrew made a crunchy ramen salad. The salad had an unexpected combination of edamame, mango, and avocado that totally worked. Such a good summer dinner.

Deviled Chicken Skewers
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For the marinade
  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. Juice of 1 lemon
  3. 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  4. 1 sprig of rosemary leaves, coarsely diced
  5. 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  6. 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  7. 2 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
For the basting sauce
  1. 1 6.7 oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  2. 1 large garlic clove, chopped
  3. 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  4. 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  5. 1 Tbsp honey
  6. 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  7. kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the marinade
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Let marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight.
For the basting sauce
  1. Place the sun-dried tomatoes with their oil in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
When ready to grill
  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water. Thread the chicken on the skewers, leaving about 1/2 inch of space between the pieces. Place the skewers on the grill. Using a silicone brush, baste the chicken with the basting sauce. Cover the grill. After about 5 minutes, flip the skewers and brush with the basting sauce. Cover again. Continue cooking and flipping if necessary until the chicken is fully cooked, about 12-15 minutes.
Adapted from the Kitchn
Adapted from the Kitchn
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52 Weeks – Week 29

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After the excitement of last week, this week was rather low-key. I’ve been through a ridiculous saga with my car involving torque converters, miscommunications, broken air conditioning, and lots and lots of driving to Virginia. I finally got my car back fully-functional after eating lunch at Panera…Andrew’s new favorite lunch spot.

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On Saturday we went to a baptism for the daughter of one of Andrew’s friend’s. It was my first baptism and afterwards they had an insane party, complete with a candy bar in celebration.

Week 29

I made a passport holder. Apparently these are things. I’m not entirely sure why, but since we’ve got a big trip coming up, I figured it was something worth trying.

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I got bored and decided to make chimichurri sauce. Fun fact…no citrus in this recipe. It was darn good though. Tangy and delicious!

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52 Weeks – Week 28

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My travels for work continue. This time we headed down to Williamsburg, VA. It was a decent drive, but the payoff was stopping at Pierce’s Bar-B-Que. That stuff was good!

Week 28

My coworkers were kind enough to book it back up to MD on Friday afternoon so Andrew and I could see our final show of the year at the Kennedy Center.

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing this show for a long time. We got there early and as we were leaving the parking garage we ended up running into our realtor, Rhonda. She was sitting much closer to us. This was one time that I was really wishing we had those orchestra seats. Before the show, the actor/musicians were jamming on stage and the audience in the orchestra section could walk on stage and get a real up close view of the performance!

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After I took that picture, the usher yelled at me for taking pictures in the theater. Since it wasn’t during the actual show, I think it was probably alright. Andrew and I took our traditional pre-show selfie anyways.

Week 28

Saturday we had a belated birthday party for Andrew. We held a beer bracket. Four categories, sixteen beers. Thanks to Betsy for the idea!

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The winner was Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Thanks to Ryan for the picture!

 

 

Andrews Beer Bracket Champion: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA from Rob! #Happy30thAndrew

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Besides beer there was some food. I made Jen R make a salad for me.

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Jen came down from NJ! When she got here, I was making a pie-cake.

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We had to leave the party early because it was the DCRG Deja Bruise (end-of-season party). Can you guess what the theme was? Also, apparently I’m a midget.

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I was in charge of providing desserts. I made Jen M decorate a bajillion cupcakes for me.

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Here’s the pie-cake iced and ready for evening. Not the most beautiful…but it’s a pie…inside a cake.

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This was my second time making a pie-cake. It turned out much better this time.

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Jen was a total trooper hanging out with the derby folks all evening. People really embraced the 80s theme. It was truly impressive.

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The next morning was my team’s end-of-season party. It was the perfect day to be at the pool…so that’s what we did.

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Jen got to try picking crabs for the first time. When in Maryland…

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This was the award I made for my teammate, Menace to Sobriety. You can rotate each row to make different outfits.

Week 28

I took off work on Monday and Jen and I headed into the city. The Building Museum has an interactive exhibit called “The Beach” right now. SO COOL.

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It was outrageously fun. We were four feet deep in a giant ball pit.

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Then, Monday night…the reason Jen was in town…TAYLOR SWIFT!

Week 28

We got the crew back together for another concert.

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Jen and I saw her together last time she was in DC.

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Despite some technical difficulties, the show was AMAZING! It ended super-duper late though, and after getting trapped in the parking garage for 40 minutes after the show, I was exhausted.

Week 28

This was one crazy weekend. So many fun things, so little time. Sleep is overrated. (Not true, I was ruined for the rest of the week from not enough sleep. Still, what a fun weekend.)

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