The tasty poultry that silenced three chatty ladies Posted on October 11th, 2012 in Food.
As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. At the moment my dog is my child and it takes a village to raise her. Lady Bug’s village is small but mighty. We are three. The other two people are a couple I like to refer to as Lady Bug’s “other mothers.” There was no relationship, no break-up, no drama but Lady Bug has three moms.
I am not gay but I have been described as a “lesbian enthusiast.” I like to think of myself as a “people enthusiast” but I don’t squabble over labels. Anyways, Mimi and Sarah are two of my favorite people on the planet, and thank goodness for them! They’re the reason I’m able to travel and work happily because I know that Lady Bug is in good hands when she’s not in my own.
As co-parents, we are rarely in the same room, let alone the same city! When we do cross paths, it’s more like a collision because we’re always talking over each other. The subtext is “HIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!” but that unfortunately loses out to the “need-to-knows”: dates, times, scheduling, food, medication and, of course, the patterns and frequencies of Lady Bug’s number 1’s and 2’s. It’s a jam-packed three minutes that always leaves us wanting more. Aside from these flash encounters, what we’re left with are bi-annual hangouts.
One night, Mimi and Sarah came over for dinner with their dogs Willis and Freddy (Lady Bug’s BFFs). I grilled chicken, sweet onions and Portobello mushrooms on my new little hibachi grill thingy, and I made a salad on the side. Overall, the meal was stupid-good. But the chicken, THE CHICKEN! It was especially off-the-charts deelish (if I do say so myself). As I said, we always have tons of stuff to catch up on and yap about, but that chicken made us three chatty ladies “shut the f**! UP!”
The following week, Sarah texted me simply, “What’s the lesbian chicken recipe?” Of course, I knew exactly what she meant. Though I think it should be called “Lesbian ‘Shut the F*%! Up’ Chicken,” you can call it whatever you like, but just try it because it’s seriously easy, profoundly yummy, and it makes for a deafening silence when called for—especially amongst three mouthy mommies.
THE SUPER SIMPLE, UNBELIEVABLY TASTY RECIPE:
Buy skinless boneless breasts of Chicken
Season with Salt and LOTS of Black Pepper
Drizzle liquid Chicken Bouillon or concentrated Chicken stock
And GRILL: brown one side before flipping
Once cooked remove from the grill and squeeze half a lemon over