If you win you get to go visit Mrs. Drummond on her ranch in Oklahoma!! boy, I would love that. I have read her book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels and I have her cookbook and use her recipes all the time. I also love to watch her foodnetwork show. She is so funny and witty and makes SUCH fabulous food.
I made this http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2012/05/chocolate-chip-caramel-ice-cream-sundae/
last night and oh-my-gosh, it was so good and my family just raved about it. I do hope that you make this and enjoy it as much as my family and I did. I also made noodles to go with it, used oil, pepper and a bit of vinegar and garlic salt with parsley and some parmasion cheese. wow!!
I hope also that you have a fabulous day.
Orange tropical chicken K-bobs
makes about 12-15 k-bobs
½ cup vegetable oil
juice of one large orange
entire zest of above orange
2 Tbsps of cider vinegar
4 cloves of minced garlic (I used the already minced garlic and I used 2 tsps. It equals 4 cloves)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp pepper (more if you like it spicy, less if you don't)
¼ tsp paprika
1-1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 medium to small zucchini
1 large red pepper
1 medium to large onion
Sweet Mesquite Bush's Grilling Beans (serve these on the side)
Mix marinade in a bowl and let set while you cut up everything.
Cut the chicken up into 1-2 inch cubes, place in a gallon ziplock bag. Wash the pepper and zucchini, cut pepper into 2 inch pieces, cut zucchini lengthwise and then cut into about ½ inch to 1 inch pieces.
Cut onion in half then cut each have into roughly 6 or so pieces.
Throw all veggies into the bag with the chicken. Pour the marinade over everything and seal. Turn over and over to coat and to get it all mixed well. Place in the refrigerator and either let sit overnight (super good) or let sit at least 4 hours, turning over every hour.
Drain and discard marinade. Thread chicken and veggies onto water soaked skewers. Grill over medium to low heat, about 15 mins or until chicken is done, turning as needed.
I actually don't have an outdoor grill. I used my indoor grill and an inverted cookie sheet as a lid. It was so easy and soo delicious.
I love this recipe and it can easily be adapted to use lemon juice and zest instead of orange, or you could use pineapple juice and then put pineapple chunks in with the chicken and then grill it. Yummy!!
Vaya Con Dios