The Rice Krispie Treats were (are, there are still some left) just what I wanted.  Here's a photo from Kellogg's website.  My mom never made these when I was a kid.  I'm not sure why.  I think I was in college before I had my first ones and I was in love.  The ones you buy in the store are not the same.  They don't have the ratio of marshmallow to cereal that makes them chewy but not too gooey.  And theirs have a funny taste.

Speaking of recipes, tonight we're trying a new one from Real Simple magazine.  It's a "lifestyle" magazine.  I bought a copy to help waste time while I was waiting for El to get her hair cut and the Borders' Express didn't have any knitting magazines (I know!  I complained).  Anyway, Real Simple is all about the simple, good things in life.  Doing more with less, the whole idea of living life simpler.  Like we need a magazine to tell us we have too much stuff?  They publish good recipes that use few ingredients for weeknight after work I'm too tired to cook nights.  Tonight we're having

Roast chicken with carrots, lemon and olives

1 chicken cut into pieces
1 lemon cut into wedges
1/2  cup kalamata olives
2 pounds of baby carrots
 4 bay leaves
 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Set oven to 425 degrees (F) and toss all ingredients together on a flat baking dish with sides.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Spread ingredients out so they're in one layer.

Bake about 45 mins until done.  Carrots will carmelize  and chicken will be browned.

I have no idea if this will be good.  It reminded me of the lemon chicken with olives we had at the moroccan restaurant.  That was good so I figured this will be good.  It's certainly easy.  And right now, it smells really good.  I'l let you know.

No word that they've shipped my shoes yet.  Sigh.  I hate waiting. 

eta:  Here's a photo of the chicken with carrots and lemons and olives.  I wish this computer had "smell-o-vision" so I could share how good this smells!  (I used boneless skinless thighs instead of a cut up chicken)

PS!  Kate is having a blog contest over at her blog.  Check it out!


gemma said…
yum Donna Lee, that looks really good, I wish I could sample through the computer.
I have copied your recipe for the weekend when I do roasts. Thank you for sharing.
Bezzie said…
MMm...I love RK treats! I don't think I could do the other. Olives make me dry heave. All the olive bars in NJ grocery stores---ick!
Rose Red said…
Oh the chicken does look good! I never buy a whole chicken and cut it up either, I just buy pieces!
Roxie said…
Roast chicken and roast carrots. Drool! Hope it tasted as good as it looked.

Thanks for the contest note. I commented. You're a good mom!
Alwen said…
I have to admit that I've never bought the rice krispie treats in the store - it seems too much like pre-curled curling ribbon!
Galad said…
The chicken looks wonderful. I was drooling as soon as I saw the picture.

I always loved Rice Krispie treats - so easy to make and full of yummy goodness.

Our family's true favorites are Scotcheroos made with Rice Krispies, sugar, light karo syrup, peanut butter and topped with melted chocolate and butterscotch chips. I only make at Christmas because I can eat the whole pan by myself!
KnitTech said…
It looks good. We're having pork chops and salad.
Bells said…
chicken and lemon together is one of my very favourite things. I always stuff my roast chicken with a lemon cut in half. It permeates the whole thing !

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