Combatting craziness

I knew this week was going to be hectic.  I knew we had the swim team banquet Sunday night, travel for a golf outing on Monday with a late return, dinner out for our daughter’s birthday on Tuesday and back-to-school night on Wednesday.  But I didn’t plan for my daughter’s hamster to die on her birthday.  (Nobody would plan that.)  The book about hamsters said that they live about two years and he died two years to the day from the day we brought him home.  That made a tough week even tougher.  We are all exhausted.  RIP Honey.  😦

Thank goodness I had something easy ready to go tonight.

Thai marinade

  • 4 – 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 TB cumin seed
  • 2 TB coriander seed
  • 1 TB peppercorns
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar and/or honey
  • 1 TB turmeric powder
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground Thai chili peppers
  • 1 cup coconut cream
Toast the cumin seed, coriander and peppercorns in a dry pan over the stove for a few minutes until aromatic.  Grind together in a mortar and pestle.  Add garlic and continue grinding until ingredients make a paste.  Put paste in a bowl and add brown sugar, soy sauce, juice from lime, ground chili pepper, turmeric and coconut cream.  Mix well.  Marinate chicken up to overnight overnight and grill, basting with marinade.  Serve with rice.

About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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