Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hey guys, what's the news there? Still on Santa and Christmas cake? Gosh, I'm so sleepy. Can't keep my eyes open much longer so thought of updating U people soon - today's Kwanzaa. It's a Pan-African festival that primarily honors the African-American heritage! It's celebrated with candle lighting, gift giving and feasts. It's good to know about other cultural celebrations... they give us such a lot of insight into them.

And who can forget good ol' Boxing Day? Though it's celebrated on the other side of the Atlantic, it's still a cool holiday celebration 'coz it's just after Christmas! There are a lot of theories regarding the origin of this holiday but, that's for some other time! And if U have an English friend, then ask him or her! They can say the best.

Btw, here's something to end the day with - Check out this delicious Kwanzaa recipe that I found!

1/2 cup white vinegar
zest and juice of 4 limes
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 scallions, trimmed and coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 Scotch bonnet peppers, seeded and chopped
1 1/2-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons ground allspice
2 tablespoons ground thyme

2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 pounds chicken thighs

  • In a food processor or blender, combine the vinegar, lime zest, lime juice, vegetable oil, scallions, garlic, Scotch bonnet peppers, ginger, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, sugar, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper. Purée until smooth.
  • Place chicken pieces in a medium bowl. Pour marinade over chicken, and turn the pieces to coat. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight if possible.Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the chicken pieces on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook until the juices run clear when pierced with a two-pronged fork, 30 to 45 minutes.
posted by Casey Galatos at Tuesday, December 26, 2006 | Permalink |

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  • At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

    Mmmmm ... that looks great!