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Day 102: You know it’s almost tax day, right?

April 12, 2007

This evening, in between bouts of morning sickness and a split appointment with a tax professional, L and I made Grilled Chicken Paillard with Grilled Red Onion and Asparagus Salad. Our grilling was done indoors, on a grill pan, but this meal was still pretty tasty. The asparagus and onion were charred on the grill until tender, then chopped and thrown in a salad bowl. There they were joined by grape tomatoes, lettuce, basil, with a dressing of Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar and olive oil.

The chicken breasts were pounded until they hit the confines of the freezer bags in which they were being assaulted. The flattened meat was marinated exceedingly briefly in lemon juice and olive oil, and then grilled swiftly until cooked, when their transformation into Paillards became complete. This is certainly an easy meal, and a reasonably satisfying one too. Unfortunately my non-too-settled stomach did protest at the chicken, and really I only picked at the grape tomatoes. L ate more, although he too left some chicken. Whilst nicely grilled and pleasantly lemony, I think we’re just chickened out. The salad was very good, although we both found the lettuce and basil to be a bit superfluous. The asparagus and onion were great with the grape tomatoes, and didn’t even particularly need a dressing.

All in all, an enjoyable enough meal. Tomorrow we are having Salmon Burgers with Ginger-Wasabi Mayo and Sesame-Crusted French Fries, which I am ridiculously excited about because we get to eat oven fries. And they’re not tossed in butter or mutilated in some way- they merely have sesame seeds stuck to them. How un-fry like can they be? Now, if you’ll excuse the short entry, our daughter seems to have embarked upon a new improved cough and cold which is keeping her awake; just what we all need.

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