Friday, October 28, 2011

October Recipe: Megan's Recipe Reflections

Target Rotisserie Chicken
Okay, here is the deal.  I took a job over 3,000 miles from my home, moved into an apartment I had never seen before, and took a job I knew little about.  I still work on a 100' megayacht but they do not want to us living on it full time so they provide a crew apartment.  I am now living in a retirement community and trying to carve a little life for myself.  Luckily, I have done this before.  My biggest challenge you ask?  It is that I have no social outlet through work.  I only work with two other individuals who have their own rhythm going so it is me, myself, and I.  I am glad I am so much fun!  I really wanted to do this recipe but after cooking and grocery shopping for the boat I am not so inspired to cook in the apartment kitchen for just myself.  The apartment currently does not have internet or cable.  It has been three weeks and I am hanging in there.  I have so far found an awesome Beach Volleyball group and a Running Club.  I even have my first Fort Myers friend.  It also makes me work out often at the gym across the street and when I get home I am starving.  The closest grocery store is Target next to the gym.  I had tried a few Archer Farms products in the last few years but have been trying many more due to proximity.  I grabbed an Archer Farms rotisserie chicken and headed on home.  Why am I writing this if I haven't even tried the recipe that I have been dying to try out and I personally picked out?  Good question!  We are about to have a Beauties and the Feast record of having all six of us post about the recipe this month and I don't want to miss out.  If Missy can be a big cheater, so can I.
I took this rotisserie chicken, heated up a packet of organic brown rice and quinoa from Costco, threw on some Archer Farms Tikka Masala Sauce and voila:

What is that you say?  Doesn't look appetizing?  It wasn't one of my best concoctions but that is the beauty of dining alone.  I just throw a ton of Sriracha Sauce on it anyway.  I mean what else was brown rice created for then a vessel for hot sauce.  Here is my place setting for one:

I paired this with a Red Hook ESB - this meal has to go with beer.  The Original Recipe calls for it and I don't want to change it up too much.  Please notice the kindle next to my plate.  I am not responsible for the gorgeous decorations.  You can't rent taste.  What else could this dining experience include?  Ice cream of course!  I don't ever put it in a bowl.  I eat it right out of the carton.  Tastes better that way.  I don't want to clean an extra dish for just myself.

Here is me enjoying my solo dining experience post gym:

We only have Rachel left to post and we haven't heard from her in many months so please leave comments on how you can't wait to hear about her chicken experience.  I mean she has chickens for goodness sakes she can at least post about roasting them while they watch from the backyard.  That is solid entertainment.


  1. Oh my goodness! This post makes me want to fly down there and roast you a chicken! I demand a redo!!! You bought a rotisserie chicken in lieu of your recipe- that is just awesome! Haha!

  2. I'm familiar with solo dining! :) Glad you found some volleyball there!

  3. Oh girl, you’re in big trouble! Really, a Target rotisserie chicken over a Costco rotisserie chicken!? Don’t even get Curtis started on the pound per pound value. And I agree with Jen. I don’t care how hot it is or what we’re doing… When I come visit, we’re roasting a chicken!

    Rachel – can’t wait for your post. Tag you’re it!

  4. Hey don't drag me into this...although I can see I've rubbed off on you. I actually think it looks delicious. Btw I see mocha paint on that wall in the future...

  5. Megan, you know the saying 1 step forward, 2 steps back? Well that's just what happen with you and your status with me. Target Chicken? Proximity isn't an excuse. I wasn't too upset because I thought maybe you didn't know there was a Costco near by. I even looked it up for you - the one of Highway 41. But the fact that your quinoa is from Costco, disproves my theory so shame on you!

    PS - Good choice on the Red Hook.

    PPS - why am I not surprised Missy thinks that dish looks good.

    PPPS - Rachel...Rachel who?