If this sounds familiar, you have seen it here before and I am just repeating a recipe heh... heh... I was at home the other day and I had some leftover expired buttermilk (13 days expired). Haiks! Again!
Yah..yah..yah... me and my buttermilk. So I soaked 3 chicken thighs and 3 chicken drumsticks in the buttermilk overnight. And then guess what? I also had two packets of expired ground almonds in the fridge (1 packet was 4 months expired, the other, 2 months expired) . Haiyah! You ah, Madam!!
Yes, it's fridge cleaning time and as long as it is not moldy (or I can't see it) and does not smell or taste funky, I will eat it. Hah!
Since I wasn't following a recipe, I just chucked whatever seasoning into the ground almonds - salt, black pepper, dried oregano, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and believe it or not, I forgot all about the onion and garlic powder. I am starting to experience these (forgetful) senior moments.
Just the other day, I wrote my shopping list, put it into my handbag and then at the supermarket, I started digging into my pants pocket for the list. Drat! I forgot to bring my shopping list, I told my partner. So I shopped based on what I could remember.
Back home, it suddenly dawned upon me that my list was with me all along. Just not in my pocket but in my handbag. But judging from what I picked up at the supermarket, I got it spot on except for items that were not available. That was very reassuring. My faculties are still intact.
In spite of missing the onion and garlic powder, the chicken was still incredibly flavorful. I attribute that to the other spices and ground almonds which imparted a wonderful aroma and taste once baked in the oven.
I served the chicken with some oven baked sweet potato fries and coleslaw. That made for a very satisfying meal.