Friday, September 07, 2007

Forget the recipe - it's my blogiversary!
--Chicken Skewers with Spicy Island Marinade

Chicken Skewers with Spicy Island Marinade
All You Can Eat! All Occasion Entertaining Copyright 2006

For the marinade:
4 scallions
2 garlic cloves
¼ cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon chopped parsley
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
1 fresh jalapeño pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Peel the scallions and garlic. Remove the seeds and stem from the jalapeño pepper. Trim the stems from the mushrooms and clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth.
2. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and mix until finely chopped.
3. Slice the chicken into 8 equal pieces. Place the chicken in a plastic storage bag with a leak-proof seal. Pour the marinade over the chicken. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.
4. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Discard the marinade. Thread a rolled-up strip of chicken on a skewer. Add a mushroom and another strip of chicken. Repeat with the remaining skewers.
5. Prepare the charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill to high heat. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill the skewers on each side about 5 minutes or until done. Turn the skewers several times to ensure that all sides cook evenly.

I made this a while ago so I can't remember if I made any changes to the recipe. I know it was good but nothing special. Probably because it was so healthy! There's no oil or any type of sugar in the marinade.

So today's recipe isn't very special but we still have something to celebrate. Tomorrow is my two year blogiversary! Two years! I think the only other thing I've every kept up for two years is breathing. I've made 518 recipes from 190 cookbooks.

I think blogging would be a hard habit to break at this point. I imagine I'll have to move onto something else at some point but that will be a sad day for me.

No Blast From the Past today. Poke around in the archives for a while if you feel like reminiscing.

Question of the Day: How long ago did you first visit my blog?


. . . said...

congratulations on two years! that's fantastic!

i believe i started visiting just a few months ago . . . probably mid-june or so. but yours is definitely one of my favorite food blogs.

Unknown said...

I don't's been a while!

meddlingkidd said...

I'm a newbie...I just started visiting in late July. I stop in everyday're is one of my favorites!

meddlingkidd said...

Oops...I meant yours is :)!

Jannett said...

I found your site a month or so ago as I am also a newbie to blogging.
Happy Blogiversary. I enjoy your site. I visit often.

Randi said...

Happy Blogiversary. I think I started reading you about a year ago.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Paula, I think I followed you here from the KT when you gave us the link. I've really enjoyed your blog and love to see what you make and your commentary. I don't just love cooking so I bet I've wished 500 times I was your neighbor so I could be your taste-tester! I'd gladly clean up if I didn't have to cook. See what a good team we'd make? Even when your dishwasher was on the fritz! lol

Stephanie said...

Yay on two years!

I added you to my Bloglines a few months ago, after finding your link from someplace now forgotten. I really enjoy your format, with the photo, recipe, commentary, and question of the day. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I've been checking in on your blog once a week or so for over a year now. I've found a few recipes in your blog that have made it in to my regular weeknight rotation. Congrats on two years!

Sara said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!!!! No idea how long I've been reading, but it's a while, I think.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure, but I would guess about a year and a half. I love your blog. It's the second one I go to after my sister's every morning. Congratulations!


Red Dirt Mummy said...

Happy Blogiversary, Paula.

I remember visiting when you posted the link at the KT but became a regular reader a little over a year ago.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have no idea how long I've been visiting, maybe a year or so? All I know is that you have been an inspiration for me to get out those cookbooks and cook! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm not sure when I started reading over here but it's been a while.

Unknown said...

Happy Blogiversary! I don't remember
when I started visiting. The bookmark
has been here awhile! Will you celebrate with a cake!?


Annie said...

I can't remember, I know it was when I first started mine and I haven't even thought to check how long I've been doing it. Too busy cooking I guess, lol!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy bloganniversy! The last time I visited your blog was no later than last Friday...

Brilynn said...

No clue when it was or how I got here, but I suspect it was close to a year ago!
Happy blogiversary!