Monday was the Memorial Day holiday, which means we started with Tuesday, which should make us feel overjoyed since this work week is only 4 days, not five. But there's something about short weeks that can tend to feel REALLY long.
In fact many things that are meant to be over quickly ARE MOST DECIDEDLY NOT.
For instance, mammograms: Like time standing still. Waiting for the light to turn green: Might as well knit a sweater. And making it through Thursday: Epic in it's scale of sluggishness.
So, given these examples of time warping, I submit there is only one way to make the leap past Thursday, and that is with a good, hot, rich and spicy sauce so it carries you through with a smile.
"Camine, really. Is there nothing food can't do?" You ask.. "Well, no, actually. It can do anything!" I say without hesitation. At least you didn't ask me if I could make Saturday longer...(Hint, I'm trying that next.)
This sweet and hot sauce comes together with simple pantry ingredients. Sriracha for that unmistakable kick of pepper and flavor, a teriyaki marinade that adds good body, simple honey...well because, and of course soy sauce for depth. Then the secret is peanut butter! (My husband does NOT like peanut butter and HE NEVER KNEW IT WAS IN THERE, but he loved the flavors.)
Okay, we're almost there. Add a few stalks of beautiful purple asparagus, and some salty peanuts, and you have created a Camine Bling Meal in no time.
I love when the oven does all the work for you. But then so does your spice rack. Here's a little secret about how I made my couscous such a perfect flavor compliment to the hot sauce. Lavender. Why? Because the floral and grassy earthy flavor is subdued slightly but this mighty sauce, but offers a note of perfection that is the hallmark of my Bling seasoning strategy. Or, in other words..."Yum!"
Roasted Chicken Thighs
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My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style is one of combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.