The new year is here and most everyone has made New Year’s resolutions to be a better person somehow in the year 2014. I decided mine is to be nicer to people and to find a kick ass calendar that I can peer at with amusement at work. I find that if I am amused, I am a nicer person.
My husband who obviously knows me best, referred me to Despair, Inc to relish in the sarcasm and hatred of those cheesy motivational posters and to custom choose my demotivational messages for each month. There, you will find messages such as this:
Build your own calendar, here
Oh, and I am making an effort to eat better so I made this delicious baked chicken recipe. I won’t eat well if it tastes like crap. You shouldn’t either!
Make the marinade. Add lemons (yes, peel and all), herbs, olive oil, water, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes to a blender and blend it up.
Add chicken to large zip lock bags with marinade. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Minimum of 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
Lay out on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Turning half way through. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
I am linking this recipe to Karen @ Lavender & Lovage’s Cooking with Herbs Challenge:
- 4# chicken drumsticks
- 2 large lemons
- 3 sage leaves
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 3 tablespoons rosemary, rough chopped
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup of water
- Add marinade ingredients to a blender and blend until pulverized.
- Split chicken drumsticks between 2 gallon size zip lock bags.
- Pour marinade into each bag.
- Rub outside of each bag to cover all of the drumsticks with the marinade.
- Refrigerate and marinade for at least 1 hour.
- Bake 375 degrees x 30 minutes. Turn and bake another 30 minutes or until cooked through (at least 165 degrees F)
- Turn on the broiler and broil 2 minutes on each side.
- The longer it is marinaded, the more 'lemony' and 'herby' it will taste. Can marinade up to 24 hours.