Tonight’s dinner was chicken quarters, potato wedges, and broccoli and cheese sauce. The chicken quarters had been bought on sale a while ago. I threw a few pieces into each freezer bag and mixed up various marinades and threw them in. This was essentially oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt I think. Can’t quite remember… Anyway I pulled them out of the freezer yesterday and had them in the fridge but they weren’t totally thawed so I used the microwave to finish thawing. I laid them skin side up in a baking dish and started them at 350, planning on an hour’s cooking time.
I decided to make these cheesy potato wedges so turned the oven up to 400 after the chicken had been cooking half an hour.
The broccoli was fresh. I generally just “steam” it in the microwave. It stays nice and green that way and doesn’t get mushy. I cut it into chunks and put in a covered dish with a few tablespoons of water and microwaved about 3 minutes (for about 2 cups). I made up a cheese sauce and poured that into the broccoli, then covered with the leftover bread crumbs from the chicken and baked it for the final 15 minutes with everything else.
The girls pronounced everything but the broccoli “3 stars”, especially the potatoes. The broccoli they happily ate when I mentioned the See’s Candy we had for desert and pronounced it “not too bad.”