The 3rd house in astrology is associated with writing, conversation, personal thoughts, day-to-day things, siblings and neighbors.
Sunday, April 04, 2004
I had a nice dinner last night at my friend Martha’s. I brought the ingredients over to her house to try out a new recipe I found in the Globe last weekend, Hunters’ Chicken. It came out delicious. We all liked it – Martha, her husband, Nat, and her 17-year-old son, Max, who ate it and ran – well, after changing his clothes since he managed to splash the sauce all over himself. Warning – this is juicy! I will definitely make it again. We served it over penne and I used whole chicken breasts instead of mixed parts because there was a two-fer-one on split breasts at Stop & Shop and also because and I prefer white meat. Be sure to use fresh rosemary, which complements the rustic taste of the Portobello mushrooms (we used baby bellas) – the aroma while it was cooking was heavenly. And the Black Gold Cookies? Yum yum yum yum. They will be made again.
It was fun to cook at Martha’s – they have a nice kitchen with good equipment, which may reflect Nat’s past life working as a cook. Martha ran out to get some crackers and cucumbers to go with the dip and cheese I brought, leaving me in the kitchen to prep dinner. There’s a certain amount of chopping and sautéing in this recipe, then you can let it simmer for a half an hour or so. I think it’d work just as well to cook it ahead and then reheat it, which would make it good to serve to company or to make on a weekend for family and have left over during the week. Anyway, Martha and Nat have both a good kitchen and a great attitude about having other people in their house – you always feel right at home. They always seem very comfortable sharing their space with friends and family, and guests feel it.