Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"You are an obsession..."

There are some foods right now that, in the words of the 1984 Animotion song Obsession, "I will have you, I will find a way, and I will have you."

Those foods are fruit salads and chicken thighs - but not mixed together, mind you!

Hardly a day goes by that I don't have a fruit salad. They're so refreshing, and perfectly sweet and tart, and filling, and healthy, and delicious!

And chicken thighs...oh man. Several years ago I stumbled on a recipe that called for chicken thighs. I made it and there was no going back. Recently, however, my taste for them has become almost insatiable. They are SO amazing and juicy. And their flavor is to die for. Lately, I've just been dipping them in various rubs or bbq sauce and throwing them on the grill. I can't get enough!

So, what's in my fruit salads?

1 fat-free plain yogurt cup with any mixture of fruit I want. I've been using various combos of strawberries, grapes, bananas, peaches, and raspberries.

"Like a butterfly...a wild butterfly..."


Linds C said...

Have you used the rub I got you for chicken? I forget what it was called but it made me chuckle! What happened to your daily sushi?

icancarryallthebagsandthebabiestoo said...

A few years back I read an article about the foods people aren't feeding their children but should be. The dark meat of chicken was up there with salmon and eggs. People skip it because it's higher in fat than white meat, but there are some big benefits to eating it...

Food for thought.

I will never, ever, ever, ever again be able to see a fruit salad or read the words "fruit salad" without breaking out into the Wiggles song, "yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy fruit sal-ad. Fruit salad. Yummy, yummy."