Thursday, January 29, 2009

An Crane.


Aaaaaaaahh! Don't hit! Don't hit! It's not chicken!!!!!
It's that Morningstar Farms stuff.

Okay, now that we've got that out of the way...

May I present to you, Lemony "Chick'n" and Pasta

This is a repeat. It's kind of what I do when I've got a bag of those strips in the freezer.

2 C pasta, uncooked
1/2 bag frozen broccoli
1 pkg Morningstar Farms chickn strips
1 T soy sauce
1 T lemon juice
2 t cornstarch
1 t lemon herb seasoning
1 T olive oil
1/4 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

Start your water boiling.
In a nukeable dish, whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, cornstarch and lemon herb seasoning. Throw in the chickn strips.
Nuke 1m, shake and nuke 1m more.

Saute onion and garlic in oil in a large pot. Add the chikn and sauce (I scrape out as much of the sauce from the dish as I can, adding a little water to get most of it out). Brown the chickn. Cover and remove from heat.

When the pasta is almost done, toss in the broccoli, turn off the heat and cover. Let sit for a few minutes to thaw the broccoli, then drain.

Mix it all up and serve.

Still working through Infinite Jest, can't believe I'm on month three of reading this tome. Jeez, I thought I read fast!! Not an easy book to read, either, large chunks of time are preferable (that''s not happening) and arm strength required to flip to and fro to read the sometimes extensive endnotes.

Two things I will remember fondly about this book;

1) When writing dialogue one can use "..." to designate silence/consternation from one of the characters. For example,

"Milo, I have an crane stuck up mine arse."


2) You can just have a number designating an endnote stand alone. Now THAT was teh awesome (see p. 787).