Growing up I don't remember eating boneless, skinless chicken breasts. At least not until about, hmmm, maybe high school? Before that it was always the bone-in chicken. I assume this was largely due to affordability. Since watching Food, Inc. I have a really hard time buying chicken in the store. So when our local meat market was running a special on 'hind quarters' I bought a few to stick in the freezer.
This is a recipe I remember my mom making when we were young. It is a family recipe that came from my Aunt Candy (Hi Aunt Candy!!); I'm not sure where it originated, but I am sure that it tastes delicious. Healthy, it is not. Yummy, it is.
1 Cup melted butter (my mom's note says she uses 1/2 cup.)
onion powder (or salt) (I used minced onion because I had neither of the other two)
salt & pepper
Pour butter over chicken (don't have to brown first). Sprinkle other ingredients over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
We had baked yams and steamed broccoli on the side and I have enough left over chicken (because OMG those were big quarters!) to use in tomorrow nights dinner.
What did you have for dinner?
Today was a rough day. I could tell you about how I had to work until noon. Or how the boys Refused. To. Nap. Or how I heard "Tee, outside?" 8 bajillion, million, frillion times. Or how Keaton has started this throwing streak every time he doesn't get his way. Or how Hutt has to be held, facing out, otherwise he is not happy.
But instead I'll just tell you this.
Tonight I opened a bottle of wine and I'm on glass #2 and tonight Collin took the garbage out and partook in a cigar. Or two. THAT about sums up our day.