Sunday, April 10, 2011

What's for tea mum?/What's for tea darling?/Darling, I said what's for tea? - Oven barbecued chicken, baked beans, slaw


I woke up today craving baked beans. And then realizing that I had never made baked beans from scratch. Thus, a goal for the day was set. Since it was also ridiculously warm, I figured it would be prudent to grill outside. Chicken thighs seemed just the thing. Since I also found cabbage on sale this morning, I wanted to make another batch of cole slaw (mayo, sugar, rice vinegar, pepper, cabbage, carrots) to go alongside.

I mostly followed this recipe for the beans, except I added some chopped green pepper and a little hot sauce. Oh, and I skipped the bacon and instead cooked a couple of ham hocks with the beans and then chopped up a little of the ham for the baking portion of the recipe; plus I added about 1/4 cup of ketchup. They turned out quite tasty, though I might have baked them for slightly too long.

When it came time for the grilling, it turned out the grill was malfunctioning (which also means I returned a half full tank today thinking that it was empty - boo) so I had to resort to oven cooking for the chicken thighs. I sprinkled them with burger seasoning (hey, that's what it's called) and baked them at 350F for about 40 minutes, turning them a couple of times. At the end, I added a little sauce to bake on a bit. Not quite as good as actually being grilled, but it was pretty tasty.

Next challenging task is to buy a replacement part and attempt to repair my grill...


3 comments:

Jacob said...

Cat Pick is very cute. I enjoy her blog.

Jacob said...

Cat, I like your vegetarian meals really well. You seem showcase your cooking talent with vegetarian meals.

Cat Pick said...

Thank you so much, Jacob. Now to figure out what's for Meatless Monday dinner tonight! :)