Sunday, July 17, 2011

Brunch

My daughter was home last weekend so I made a big brunch on Sunday before she left. I made these chicken legs which are the Blog Tech's favorites.


My daughter requested that I make her favorite rolls to take back with her, so early in the morning, I started the dough.


While they were rising, I made the rest of the food. These chicken legs are so good and very easy to make. Make deep cuts all over the legs. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of hoisin sauce, 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 4 diced garlic cloves, 4 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger, 1/4 cup of sesame oil and 1/4 cup of olive oil. Whisk in 1/2 cup of honey. Pour this into a zip lock bag and add the chicken legs. Let these marinate for 24 hours turning several times during the time period. When you are ready to cook them, turn on your broiler. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and lay the legs on it. Drizzle the marinate over them. Broil for 20 minutes on each side. Serve them with the broiled marinate poured over them.


I also made some garlic bread. It is also very simple. Slice a loaf of ciabatta in half.


Spread the pieces with butter that has been mixed with lots of diced garlic. Sprinkle the tops with Parmesan cheese.



Broil until the edged turn dark golden brown.


Slice in long strips before serving.


The garlic bread was served with the Turkish salad I recently posted, my pickle pot, pate' and assorted meats and olives.


I am soooo into Turkish food right now. Wait until you see what I made this morning. I will post it tomorrow!


If you want the recipe for the rolls, click here: http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/08/celebration-rolls.html

The dough is rolled out and brushed with melted butter. I like to sprinkle a bit of Italian seasoning on it too. Then it is sprinkled with grated cheese. You can use any kind you like. Roll the dough up and slice off 1 1/4 inch pieces.


My daughter loves them baked on pepperoni, so I sit each one on a large piece of it.


I made some with Gruyere.


And I made some with cheddar.



I added pesto to these.


The cooler was packed to the top with individual frozen meals I made for her. And she had bags and bags of rolls to take back with her to freeze. Come back soon my dear sweet daughter. I miss you to pieces!!!

12 comments:

Suzie said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm, everything looks SO good!

Maybe the trick in getting your daughter to come back more often, is to not send as much food home with her. .the faster she runs out, the quicker she will have cravings for Mom's food again. .NOTHING tastes as good to her, as your cooking, and I can understand why!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I have just finished dinner now you have made me hungry all over again !! Diane

Moncha Eilis said...

That looks so very delicious, thank you so much for the recipes !!!
Have a magical day.

laurie said...

you are such a good mum,, those rollswith pepperoni sound really good,, I'm wrinting that chicken leg recipe down for sure,

Pricilla said...

Aaaah, but she will think of you every time she eats....

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i am saving the recipe for the marinade...would be great for john to bbq....

the rolls look good too...i REALLY like the idea of the pepperoni....that would be a BIG HIT here...i used to fry salami but haven't in ages...this reminded me of it....

Autumnforest said...

I know I'm too old, but can you adopt me? Hee hee

Guillaume said...

That's a big brunch, more like a lunch. Always nice to have leftovers.

Marigold said...

I'm with AutumnForest. Don't you need a goat in your life? :)

Betsey said...

i'm available for stand in during her absence!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Everything looks wonderful. I really like the chicken legs. Yum!

the wild magnolia said...

Happy the daughter was able to visit! You are such a good Mama.

xoxo to Teddy Summer Love.....