Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lemon and Rosemary Chicken

When you sell produce for a living, you and your co-workers tend to talk a lot about food!
This recipe was given to me from another sales rep. Michelle.

I made this dish tonight and it was fantastic and easy!


  • 1 3.5 lb chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 10 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, peel removed, pith and pulp chopped
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

How to:

1. Toss chicken with oil, rosemary, lemon juice, garlic, lemon, and salt and pepper in bowl. Marinate for 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange chicken in a 9" x 13" baking dish; add remaining marinade. Roast, flipping once until cooked through, 30-40 minutes.

I searched the Internet a bit and I found a grilled variation that sounds just as good and perfect for the warmer weather approaching....I posted below

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 whole chicken, butterflied open
How to:

1. Mix together the butter, rosemary, lemon zest and salt.

2. Lay the chicken breast-side up on a large sheet pan. Carefully separate the skin from the flesh of the chicken with your hand held flat between the skin and the flesh. Spread the butter mixture between the skin and the flesh, making sure not to displace the skin so that the skin covers the whole chicken. Pat skin dry with paper towels.

3. Heat grill until very hot (400 degrees if you have a thermometer on your grill.) Place chicken flat on grill, buttered side down. Place a large heavy skillet (cast iron works great) on top of the chicken. Close grill cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, watching closely so as not to burn chicken skin.

4. Turn grill off and turn chicken over. Place skillet again on top of chicken. Close cover and let cook 25 to 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It pays to shop around....

PSSST! I'm here to let you in on a little's called the Internet and it is some times the best way to find a deal.

 Let me show you my latest score!

This jacket by Jack Candena (which is BB Dakota) is currently selling in stores and online at South Moon Under for $90. I spotted in the window at the Harbor East location. But $90? So I did a little research online...first went to the South Moon Under Website and found the item, then Googled the name of the item.

First I found the jacket on the BB Dakota  website, for the same price, $90- boo.

Then on Jupe Boutique for $80.

Then I found the same jacket on the Lulu's website for $78- better, but I kept on.

I then took to Ebay and I ended up buying the jacket, new with tags, for only $29- jackpot. I did have to pay shipping, which brought my total to $34.00.

I estimate if I would have bought the item in store with tax, I would have paid almost $100.

Sometimes doing a little research can pay off- in this case about $66!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day

To me, it is obvious, that if you do not like Valentine's Day you are possibly:
I love still love this holiday and I am on a diet :)

What a cute way to remind you how great it is to be in love!

You do not have to be in a relationship or married to enjoy this can you not like a holiday when the main color surrounding it's decor is PINK? Who doesn't like a reason to eat candy?

Here are some of my favorite V-day things.....

Awesome Movie- I cry every time
Pretty Pink Dress
I wish I could buy the one here on Blake by Michael Kors!
Martha Stewart Heart Wreath
Red Velvet Cup Cakes- YUM!
 More YUM!
So true and so my hubs!

Friday, February 10, 2012

C'mon Summer

This is just one reason I cannot wait for warm weather to arrive....
especially when paired with my matching bikini :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


"So much of life, it seems to me, is determined by pure randomness."
Sidney Poiter