Mr. Hawthorne and I took a trip out today. We stopped at the Dollar Store where I found some stark white dishes I've been wanting so I could shoot pictures of my food without being distracted by my Southwest palette plates. Then we stopped at Harris Teeter where the wine was on sale for 15% off and we found chicken thighs and legs for 37 cents a pound and pork tenderloin for $2.99. SCORE!
We're having chicken thighs and legs tonight along with a multitude of leftovers.
I found some leftover Barbecue Sauces in the fridge so the chicken was slathered with that before being wrapped in foil and baked.
Mr. Hawthorne took it out to check on the chicken. In the meantime, I had found the sweet and sour sauce with the cranberries I'd made the other night for sweet and sour pork and thought that would be a perfect addition to the barbecued chicken, so the sweet and sour sauce got poured onto the chicken.
And I was right. The chicken with the barbecue sauce and the sweet and sour sauce was wonderful. Sweet, tender, juicy. I'm telling you, great bargains can be found for chicken thighs. And they're so much better than the breasts, which a lot of cooks tend to overcook and dry out. In addition, we had lots of leftovers: Leftover sticky rice. Leftover spaghetti squash with Leftover eggplant and mushrooms with Leftover sauteed Panko and Leftover tomato sauce and Leftover greens from my garden. Oh my. This was tres satisfying.
Here's the chicken. With my homemade barbecue sauce and homemade sweet and sour sauce with cranberries.
Leftover spaghetti squash with mushrooms and eggplant and tomato sauce with a sprinkling of sauteed Panko.
This was outstanding.