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Chicken and Acetone
    That got your attention, didn't it? Silly people, I don't mix chicken and acetone.
    I'm beginning to think that my happiest times - or at least some of my very happiest times - are spent in the kitchen. (This may be a clue to my rather sub-optimally elastic waistline, but I shall diligently avoid thinking about that.) And, while most of my kitchen time is spent baking, I occasionally venture into the land of the savory and meatlike, too. Tonight, on a whim, I tried chicken paprikash, and it worked. BB and FB both liked it, so I'll add it to the "what I can whip up in an hour" supper dishes.
    And in other, equally mundane, news. I've just discovered that I can taste acetone on my lips, hours after having used the stuff to remove 11 years of city sticker glue from the windshield of our new old car. The previous owners hadn't done that, and we wanted a fresh start for the newest sticker, one that wouldn't actually impede our view of the road. I kept the car door open whilst I did the work, and I put the open bottle of acetone (just fingernail polish-removing strength, not the kind one would find in a paint store) on the curb next to the car, not in the car with me, but apparently that wasn't enough to keep the fumes from settling on my skin. Interesting.
    I didn't notice it until after supper, which either means that the chicken paprikash had the power to repel noisome chemicals, or it actually attracted the stuff to my lips.
    And there you have it. Chicken. And Acetone.


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Jul. 25th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
When I lived at home, my mom would make Chicken Paprikash about once a month. She made a dry version without cream. Thanks for reminding me about it. Maybe some day when it gets a little cooler out I will make some.
Jul. 25th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I take it that Winnipeg's dealing with a bit of a warm spell? Hope it's not too uncomfortable and doesn't last too long. Glad my chicken sparked some culinary memories. Did your mom do a dry rub of the paprika, then?
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
I don't think she rubbed it in... I think she just shook a lot of paprika (and whatever spices... I never asked) directly onto the chicken after it had been put in the roaster and then she roasted it.

The weather isn't super hot but it is warmish and humid with promises of more of the same.
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