Monday, May 12, 2008

Tropical Lime Chicken

Tropical Lime Chicken
4 servings

for salsa:
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
1 kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
for chicken:
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 cup couscous

Combine salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine lime juice, oil, lime peel, salt and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken in broiler pan. Broil 3 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side. Cook couscous according to package directions. Serve chicken over couscous and pass salsa. Enjoy!

This was a new recipe I tried tonight and it actually went over very well with my family. I had been a little worried since it is quite a bit different from our usual fare. My husband, especially enjoyed it.

Little by Little

Little by Little

“Little by little," an acorn said,
As it slowly sank in its mossy bed;
“I am improving day by day,
Hidden deep in the earth away.”
Little by little each day it grew;
Little by little it sipped the dew;
Downward it sent out a thread-like root;
Up in the air sprung a tiny shoot.
Day after day, and year after year,
Little by little the leaves appear;
And the slender branches spread far and wide,
Till the mighty oak is the forest’s pride.

“Little by little,” said a thoughtful boy,
“moment by moment I’ll well employ,
Learning a little every day,
And not spending all my time in play;
And still this rule in my mind shall dwell,
‘Whatever I do, I will do it well.’
Little by little I’ll learn to know
The treasured wisdom of long ago;
And one of these days perhaps we’ll see
That the world will be the better for me.”
And do you not think that this simple plan
Made him a wise and useful man?

Author Unknown