Monday, June 12, 2017

In the Kitchen With Waffles & Katie

WAFFLES:  Mmmmm, chicken.

KATIE:  With a cilantro and lime marinade, Waffles. Pretty sure you take your chicken sans marinade.

WAFFLES:  Mary who? What's she got to do with my chicken? I never said she could have any–

KATIE:  Marinade, Waffles. Glogirly's trying a new recipe she found online for her dinner tonight. The marinade is what she's soaking the chicken in. 

WAFFLES:  Well I hope it doesn't drown. I don't think chicken can swim you know. 

KATIE: And I think you better get off the kitchen counter pronto, Waffles. Before Glogirly turns around and sees you hiding behind her computer.

WAFFLES:  So what else is in the recipe? Gravy??? I like gravy.

KATIE:  A strawberry tomato salsa, Waffles. With jalapenos, lime and cilantro.

WAFFLES:  Aaaack! What's with all the lime and cilantro stuff??? I liked it better when Glogirly got her chicken from the colonel.

About Today's Photos
Glogirly's been trying to learn a couple of new recipes each week. There are winners and losers, but so far she's been faring pretty well. Only about 1 loser for every 4 good recipes. We're not sure though if that includes the recipe where she opens a pint of Ben & Jerry's and combines it with a spoon. 

Tonight's dinner really had Waffles' attention. As soon as she opened the chicken, he was right there on his kitchen stool. But after the chicken had a chance to marinade for a half hour, he wasn't so sure about it anymore. 

The recipe is called Cilantro Lime Chicken with Strawberry Salsa. Since Glogirly loves anything with strawberries, she decided to give it a whirl. The marinade is very simple - just a little lime, lime zest, olive oil, honey and cilantro. 

The salsa was equally easy with chopped strawberries, campari tomatos, jalapeno, lime and cilantro. 

The Verdict?
Glogirly thought the chicken was tasty. Kind of citrusy. Needed some salt and fresh cracked pepper. The strawberry salsa was VERY yummy. It was even good on tortilla chips. The combination of the chicken and salsa needed a little something-something though, so she tossed some feta cheese crumbles on top and that was the ticket. Well, that was her ticket.

Katie and Waffles were just happy they didn't have to wait for Glogirly's recipe experimentation to conclude before they got their dinner. 

P.S. About That Kitchen Towel
As a matter of fact, yes...that is Katie's likeness on the kitchen towel in the salsa photo! A dear friend made it for Glogirly as a gift using one of Katie's pictures. There's one with Waffles on it too.


  1. Go Glogirly! Isn't cooking fun? Sorry Waffles - maybe she'll make you some plain chikken

  2. Looks delicious! Love the towel ❤️

  3. My human is hungry now! I don't get the fascination with lime and cilantro either. I've never had strawberries... I'd probably like them!

  4. I'd love the link to the recipe. I'm a sucker for strawberries. I make a mango salsa when I do salmon tacos, but have never tried a strawberry salsa. I'm very into trying new recipes lately - including a growing number of vegan and/or vegetarian ones. The husband won't eat most of the new recipes (he's very picky and I'm tired of always making the same dozen or two recipes that he's willing to eat). Of course, with daughter #2 still living at home, most things contain cheese (she likes cheese the way Waffles likes chicken). I'm also working hard at finding creative storage ideas for my cramped, badly laid-out kitchen with far too few cabinets. It's really helping, too!

    1. Hi Linda! Here's the link to the recipe -
      We found it on Yummly. Let us know if you make it and how you like it! : )

  5. Sounds delicious! Love cilantro, lime, and strawberries..... Love the towel! Waffles is so expressive!

  6. That sounds good (minus the cilantro for Mom)

    The Florida Furkids

  7. the towel is adorable. and the chicken sounds yummy.

  8. Oh that chicken sounds good. The Woman LOVES cilantro!

  9. You better not taste that stuff Waffles! That's a hot tamale chicken. The poor chicken
    Lily & Edward

  10. I just love to cook!! I have tons of recipes on multiple pinterest boards if you want to check them out! Your recipe looks delicious! Cody is like Waffles, he is my best customer! (on things he CAN eat!)

  11. The mom wants to know if there's any leftovers...though getting to Colorado to have some may be problematic. :)

  12. We love Waffles' expressions! We're slowly reconnecting with all of our friends since Mom Paula retired. We hope to see more of you.

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

  13. Mom bean says yum!!! Us, not so much. :p

  14. Dood, we'd squish up our faces at that, too. ~ Maxwell The Purist

  15. tell us more about this Ben and Jerry recipe you have.


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