Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The mixmistress

After all that talk about going back to the days of the Raj, I have not gotten around to it. I will very shortly. Last night though I found myself short on time and so I made Jerk Chicken.

Jerk Chicken! I love just saying that phrase.

It is from Cooking Light. All that kvetching I have been doing lately about Cooking Light and there I go, cooking out of it. It is this recipe except I skipped the peppers.

Very good and very easy.

I do not have a food processor so I used my 1950s Osterizer which worked just fine. Ninety-nine percent of the stuff they say you need a food processor for, your vintage blender will step in nicely.

Howard and I were laughing at just the term food processor. It sounds so unappetizing! You process the food and you have processed food.

I am a vintage blender snob. I love my ancient blenders. Once I piously went out and got a new Osterizer, with ice crushing capabilities. I never remember it crushing much ice and after a couple of years it went on the fritz. So back I went into the basement and got this vintage Waring blender I keep in reserve, and I have never looked back. I tossed that new blender out in the trash.

Since then I have gotten a new old Osterizer and another one to keep in reserve. The reserve Osterizer sits downstairs alongside the heroic vintage Waring blender that bailed me out that time. No more new blenders for me!

I have an affection for my Waring blender because of this Linda Ronstadt song, "Poor Poor Pitiful Me."

Right about at 1:18 you can hear Linda sing: "He put me through some changes, boy, kind of like a Waring blender."


It is not Leonard Pennario but still.

Anyway, I recommend that Jerk Chicken.

Try it!

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