This story ran on Patch yesterday. Because of the massive snowstorm that landed in New Jersey, it spent about a nano-second on the site, and was whisked away by stories about the power outage, trees that had fallen down and schools that were closing. Even the mall closed, which was shocking. But crazy, unexpected weather or not, you still have to eat and if you have power, you may actually feel like turning on the oven. This recipe is fantastic and so is the cookbook it came from. If you're house-bound today and have the ingredients, make this jalapeno mustard roast chicken. It takes all day to marinate so is perfect for a day when you're wondering how you're going to get through it. Not only is this jalapeno chicken one of the best dishes I've ever eaten, it's easy. And it stimulates feelings of love: Whoever eats it will fall all over you.
We aren't trick-or-treating this year because of all the scary-looking tree branches that are either blocking the roads or hanging over them, and because my kids are (thankfully) kind of getting too old, but if you are in a warmer clime and plan to go out, happy Halloween!
I spend too much money on books, particularly cookbooks, which are usually hard-covered and filled with beautiful, colored pictures. If I don't cook from them right away, I never cook from them and then they sit like expensive art books on the shelf. A few weeks ago, I bought Lisa Fain's cookbook, The Homesick Texan, and was determined to get my money's worth from it. (The book lists for $29 and Amazon sells it for $17.59.)