Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Sixth Orange

"I want to tell you my secret now. "

Today I zested 5 lemons and 6 oranges.  My arms are gonna be so buff!

#40 Lemon and Orange Bread

It takes quite a while to zest all those little guys and by the time I had done 5 oranges I was ready to quit.  I persevered and my whole house smells like citrus aromatherapy.

After the last time I had to zest an orange, I learned that fruits dry out pretty quickly after they're naked.  This time I decided to cook dinner using the juice.

I marinated chicken in the juice of 3 oranges and 1 lemon with olive oil and cracked black pepper and grilled it.  I also made couscous with dill and lemon juice and chopped up some fresh spinach and drizzled the chicken and spinach with a reduction of the juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon.  Super-yum!

Back to the bread.

Here are my cute little loaves.

They kinda smell like candy but they taste pretty good.  And the extra liquid from the zest made for a very soft bread.

Fun fact about me:  My freshman college ID picture looked eerily similar to this...

I see bread people...

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