Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If you need some heat get into the kitchen....

I wrote earlier today about making some muffins to help heat up the house this morning when we awoke to a broken furnace.  Our friend and heating and cooling guy extraordinaire, Kurt, came over and discovered that the gas valve needed to be replaced.  We were going into the city anyway so we told Kurt we would pick up the part and call him when we got home.

Actually, while we were out running errands, the sun was shining and it was comfortable outside. When we walked in the house, it felt colder inside than out, so on again went the fireplaces, space heaters and oven while we waited for Kurt to finish up another job and get back over.

My Weekly Menu had already gotten turned around this week (boy, that's unusual....NOT) when we went out for a going away dinner on Monday night.  So, tonight we were supposed to have pork chops but I hadn't made my chicken yet so I decided to use that.  However, I changed from the original recipe I had planned for the chicken because (a) our errands took longer than I had anticipated (b) I wanted to use the oven and (c) I was feeling lazy.  So I decided to make Easy Baked Chicken and Roasted Red Skin Potatoes for dinner along with some Glazed Carrots.

I was really surprised when I saw that I had never shared this recipe for chicken with you.  It is easy, peasy and you know I make it quite often.  Today I baked it, but it can be broiled or grilled as well.  It's not even really a recipe so maybe that is why I didn't share it before now.

Easy Italian Marinated Chicken

Chicken pieces of your choice, can be bone in or boneless, skin on or skinless
Bottled Italian Salad Dressing

Place chicken pieces in a resealable plastic bag.  Pour in enough Italian dressing to coat well. Marinade the chicken at least 3 hrs and up to overnight.  Remove chicken from marinade and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 40-50 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165*.
** can alternately broil or grill the chicken to an internal temperature of 165*
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  1. This is one my guys love. Hope your furnace is fixed soon

    1. Furnace is all fixed and it is nice and toasty again in our house, thanks Paula. And I think this is a favorite for a lot of families. I couldn't imagine that I had not posted it before this.

  2. You a very lucky that you had someone there who could identify the problem with you furnace. I hear these horror stories of people who get a whole new appliance when it was just a small things that needed fixed. At least it was warm enough outside for you and your family to enjoy the weather. I will have to try that chicken, it looks good!

    Rosa Nelson @ HVAC Services Philadelphia

    1. Thanks Rosa, we are very blessed with many talented family and friends in our life. Hope you enjoy the chicken.


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