Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Polka Dot Love & Cold Lemon Chicken

If you were to fly across the country to go with me on a girls' trip to the Big Apple, I would probably clean my house for you.
I might even make you dinner. Cold lemon chicken, crusty Italian bread, a crisp spinach salad and little cakes for dessert.
If you were particularly adorable, there would even be a small welcome gift at your plate.

And...maybe, if I really felt happy-crazy, I would go all out and dress up to match the table.

BUT you would only get the song and dance number (with top hat and "cane") if I really really loved you!
Cold Lemon Chicken with Cucumber Sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic, peeled & cut in half
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned & halved
In a large saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil and add chicken. Cover and poach over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, until done in center of breasts. Remove chicken from broth, cover and refrigerate to cool thoroughly.
Sauce:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 tsp. finely chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded
2 tsp. grated lemon rind
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
Mix and dollop over chilled chicken. Top each with a lemon or cucumber slice and a sprinkle of paprika.
(From the "Pinch of Salt Lake" Junior League Cookbook...true source of all domestic delights!)

23 comments:

Rochelleht said...

You're the best! I love it. That is such a fun party.

PS: The Webkinz in Grace's picture are both hers and Jane's purchased with their own funds. Just in case I look like I'm spoiling them. 'Cause believe me, I'm not! I'm so over Webkinz. That's all they think about! :-)

The MomBabe said...

you're officially the cutest girl ever.

Lauren said...

That was the most fabulous table! The food sounds delightful and you are so ADORABLE! You look fabulous in polka dots, Daaaaaahhhhhling!

Christie said...

You are the CUTEST girl ever. Loved every minute of this great trip. Thanks for being such a fabulous hostess. And thanks for the recipe. The entire meal was so delish!

mama jo said...

that looks so cute...what a wonderful idea...

Lindsey said...

I thought this was going to be a 'If you give a mouse a cookie' post! Very cute, how fun you are to make your family feel so special. I would probably just ask them what they wanted for dinner when they got there!

cami said...

Everything looks so cute - I LOVE polka dots. You are too much fun!

P.S. You look fantastic! :)

Bridget said...

You are an awesome hostess! Beautifully set table, delicious food and personal entertainment afterwards! I'm dying to know though, what was inside that cute little gift box?

andrea said...

did you guys do ANYTHING there without secretly planning the blog post to follow it?

don't worry, you can be honest. we all understand.

calibosmom said...

I think you need to post a little video of your performance-love the dots!

marta said...

this was the most fabulous sight to see after a long flight and a bout of lost luggage! so welcoming and fun! a polka dot party with cute hostess wearing a coordinating blouse! you outdid yourself. and yes, i will be making that chicken with the garnish on top. even my mother in law will be impressed!

Jenibelle said...

Dang! You are the hostess with the mostest!!!

I'm having lunch with Celia tomorrow,now I am expecting a table and a dance prepared for me. She'd better come through.

Lisa-Marie said...

You are just too much fun! You never cease to amaze.

TravelinOma said...

The song and dance straight out of Chorus Line was a show stopper! It was so funny and so cute!! Thanks for everything!

martha corinna said...

How fun! I love it, I just noticed that that sounded like Rochelle, oh well.
You would be the best sister, in fact, you give me inspiration to be a better sister.

Mique (as in M-i-c-k-e-y) said...

Ok- what do I have to do to get into your family?
You are THE BEST! How fun. You know how to throw a party. I love polka dots too. This just makes me smile!

Megan said...

Your house looks great. I love your table. I also love the matching outfit.

Emy5 said...

Love your style! Looks like the entertainment went down well.

Heed said...

I was just going to ask for this... thanks!

Ilene said...

I'm glad the friend that watched my son for a week when we went to Maui doesn't read this blog. I think I brought her home some chocolate covered macademia nuts.

Seriously. But I did watch her son for a week a few months later.

Hollyween said...

Oh, that chicken sounds fab. And it doesn't look too hard either which is a big requirement for me. And your table settings? SO CUTE! Don't ever come to my house to eat because you will laugh at what I serve you on! I have nothing cute.

crystal said...

I now have a complex. Thank you very much.

Andie said...

Oh man! What if I just drove down for a bit? LOVELY party!

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