I am having friends to dinner next week, and one of them self-authored a cookbook of which I have a copy. I decided it would be nice to make something from it, but low-stakes. I am making a dessert and also making a crudite dip from her cookbook.
The dip has an unlikely (though mundane) ingredient that I could not find locally and had to order from Walmart. They use Fedex and long-story-short i have to wait around today to sign for a 10oz. jar of this:
Can you imagine? Meanwhile UPS blithely leaves packages worth hundreds if not more. Hate. Fedex
On another note, one of the mealtrain meals I made was grilled greek chicken with naan, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, etc. I usually don't season the chicken much when I make that for us, but I wanted the chicken to be tasty even if they opted to eat it by itself. So I tried a new marinade and it was very good! I think what is interesting about it is the honey. It does not taste at all sweet, but has a nice depth of flavor. I cut the chicken in little strips to maximize the coating surface. I recently read that marinade is not about penetrating the meat but about coating the outside. Anyway, highly recc this marinade: