12 gathered for dinner this week (9 adults; 3 kids).
I used chicken thighs instead of drumsticks. More meet and a less frustration. Note to self – take the time to trim the fat on the chicken thighs.
I used rainbow carrots from Red Fire Farm which I picked up a couple of weeks ago at the Wayland (MA) Winter Farmers Market. I sauteed 1/4″ “coins” with butter and then braised them with water in a covered skillet for ~10 minutes. Removed the cover and cooked off the excess liquid. Added a bit more butter, salt and pepper. It turned all purple but was tasty. Used 2 lbs. carrots and all were gone.
The beets were leftover from last week. I wouldn’t normally do two similarly colored vegetables however I didn’t make it to the market for fresh veg. this weekend so I was a bit stuck.
I wanted brownies like from a box mix so I searched for a recipe and went from there. I ended up making 1.5x the recipe above and adding 1 tsp. espresso powder along with 1 tsp. cinnamon. Very well received; G expressed his appreciation and they were all gone. Also, reference The Ultimate Brownie Guide for future brownie hacking attempts.