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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Blue Cheese and BBQ Sauce

Tonight was a trip to Sam's to get the ingredients for George's cat food.  I knew we'd get home too late to do too much, so bought a rotisserie chicken while we were there.  Gave Connie three choices - with the 2nd merely being a riff on the first.  One was sliced chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus with parmesan, pimento and bread crumbs.  Two was the first with a bbq sauce on the chicken.  Three was a warm roasted potato, chicken, asparagus and blue cheese salad.  He went for option two.  I roasted the fingerling potatoes with a good handful of garlic cloves (thank you Sam's for selling them pre-peeled!)  Did our normal with the asparagus.  But, I must mention - we are SO spoiled with the wonderful veggies we get from our yard and the CSA that asparagus shipped in from halfway around the world just doesn't have the same flavor!  Then, the five.  I took about 1/2 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce and crumbled in about 1/4 cup of blue cheese.  Put it in a small saucepan and heated it over medium heat until the blue cheese had melted into it.  Now, I am the sauce person.  Is there extra gravy?  I'm there!  Extra sauce?  I'm there!  Extra dressing?  I'm there.  They're my downfall.  A vast majority of the extra calories I consume are in sauces, dressings and gravy.  Connie on the other hand could care less about the same.  Tonight was different.  I ladled a bit of the blue cheese bbq sauce over his chicken.  He took a bite and got a funny look on his face.  Pretty soon he was dipping his finger in and licking  the sauce off.  He couldnt' figure out what in the world it was but he liked it.  I finally broke down and told him.  YUM was his response.  Then, he did the unheard of - got up and got the saucepan and put MORE on his chicken.  First time in 5 1/2 years I've seen him get more sauce.  So, we have a new five here :-)

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