Friday, October 10, 2014

Chipotle Honey Chicken plus October 2014 Use Your Words:Pearl and William Installment 9

Hey y'all, if you are a regular reader you may think I feel off the earth. I haven't been online this week due to the fact I was spending my last few days in North Carolina with family and friends, then driving 9 hours and trying to unload the truck and unpack. Upon arrival life went back to normal, running errands for his cousin and his aunt. Cleaning the house, I left 2 guys home alone for a month, yeah you can imagine. I desperately need to go to the store but that will happen later today. First I need to write a menu and shopping list but that will happen AFTER I get this post written.

Today is... Use Your Words and another installment of Pearl and William. After I give you this delicious chicken recipe. Seriously good and not difficult. You can adjust the heat in it.


Your words are: 
Venue ~ forum ~ event ~ celebration ~ tragedy ~ ending
They were submitted by: http://batteredhope.blogspot.com     

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.




At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

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Chipotle Honey Chicken
3 large chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, chopped
extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/3 cup apricot preserves
2 TBSP honey
1 TBSP chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Chop or dice the chicken, rub with the chili and cumin powders. Saute in olive oil. Prior to starting this you might want to put your rice on to cook as it will take longer than the chicken, you don't have to serve it over rice that is up to you. While the chicken is sauteing, mix the apricot, honey and chipotle in a small bowl. I put mine in the mini food processor to blend it well. Once the chicken was done I poured the sauce over the chicken and allowed it to simmer and reduce down. This was served over long grain and wild rice as well as a salad.
Simple, quick and delicious, you can add more peppers if you like to amp up the heat. I used 2 peppers and that was plenty for me.


** Previous installments:
Installment 1 :a love story
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Use Your Words: Installment 9 of Pearl and William

With Cousin Sarah's memory back after the horrible tragedy and turn of events that led to her memory loss, Pearl was hoping to find a venue or forum to hold the perfect event, her wedding to William. (she shook her head at these strange words in the wedding planner. Sarah meant well giving her the book, but an Englischer wedding planner??) What a celebration she had hoped for, Cousin Sarah standing by her side, marrying the perfect mate that God had provided and having a happy ending. Alas, it did not look like this would be.

Oh there will be a wedding and a glorious one, but the ending did not look happy for Abe and Sarah. Cousin Sarah is just so ferhoodled and ashamed of her actions while not knowing who she was or what she was doing, plus Abe was having such a hard time forgiving her of her actions. She had defiled their marriage bed by being a harlot, he was ashamed to go into town and mad as a hatter when she accompanied him because men would smile at her in that knowing way.

Having to sit on watch with Sarah was taking it's toll as well. The town doc was concerned she might kill herself and they would loose her all over again.
Oh God, Pearl prayed, would it have been better if she had of died? What if we never found her and went on with our lives. The children had adjusted to not having her, now her being back and withdrawn was taking it's toll...sighing she got up from her journal and walked to the window.

Things looked so different now than a year ago. Then she caught sight of William over by the barn and smiled. What a blessing he is, such a handsome man, loving, kind and so good with the children. She blushed because she was thinking of having more children and well...that brought thoughts she did not need to concern herself with now. She was still an unmarried woman. Standing straight and brushing off her apron she decided to set about her morning routine. Mama would chide her for standing around.

There are many preparations to set about this week, the wedding is only two weeks away! Oh she was giddy, she must not appear too happy but how could she help herself?

Abe had spoken to William and thought it would be best for he and Pearl to take the children for Abe still was not sure what to do with Sarah and she was so disconnected and withdrawn. They would all live on the farm together but Abe and Sarah would move into the Dawdi house leaving William, Pearl and the children in the main house. A blessing and upsetting turn of events all at once.
Pearl's family or at least part of them would be traveling to Ohio, not the original plan but it was best for the children and all that had gone on. A celebration was about to happen and she prayed, oh how she prayed, that nothing else would happen to ruin her day. Then she prayed for forgiveness for being so selfish and set about kneading the dough for the days bread as the sun rose and the beams filled the kitchen with light.

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