i have been told that some people feel something called “nostalgia” when they look through old photos they have saved on their hard drive. i think if i had photos of places and people and events, i might know what that feels like. instead, i have photos of delicious, delicious food. and then only thing i end up feeling is the saliva running down my chinny chin chin.
here’s a gem i rescued from the depths of my sd card.
three chicken breasts, three sauces, and some lettuce along for the ride.
until they invent smell-o-vision, beautiful colors will just have to suffice.
if you hadn’t already guessed, it is sauce week in the poor man’s kitchen. which means yesterday, i went out and bought myself a few cheap plastic sauce bottles and committed myself to making at least nine sauces this week. but i can’t go about just drinking sauces out of the bottle, now can i? i mean, i suppose i could, but i’m not so sure i would want to.
so instead, by taking mister mcgee’s lesson to heart, my plan is to make three meals this week which each highlight three sauces. the goal of each of these meals is to take three pieces of a single food, prepared in exactly the same way, and by applying a different sauce to each, create three distinct and independently delicious flavors.
last night, chicken breasts were my sauce vectors.
i purchased three chicken breasts, butterflied them, cooked them in a pan with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then subjected them to my first three sauces of the week. and i even had two insane canadians over to my house to share in the bounty.