Monday, July 26, 2010

Skewered Sentiments

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed, 
one fell down and bumped his head.
Papa called the doctor and the doctor said, 
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
One little monkey jumping on the bed. 
He fell off and bumped his head. 
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, 
"Put those monkeys straight to bed!"
Dear Disney Channel, 
Do you know how sneaky you are? You've always been sneaky, yes, making us little Muslim girls on the other side of the globe think we can Americanize ourselves and marry Cory Matthews and Ben Savage way back in the 90s to the complete Jonas trio, the current Disney "it" boys. See, Disney, I was fine with that. I didn't have a problem when you made our hormones race over boys we wouldn't ever consider marrying when we grew up. But now, you're just cheap. Now you want our little girls wearing Jimmy Choos and Prada but pray tell, Disney, are you going to buy them too at the marked up prices that are even higher than that of your "developed world"? Do you really believe that a child watching the evil blonde bimbo sing lyrics that go like this: "Iced tea imported from England, lifeguards imported from Spain" and "Fetch me my Jimmy Choo flip flops, where is my pink Prada tote? I need my Tiffany hair band" will actually believe that the evil bimbo brat is evil, horrid and a bad role model? Or do you think they're going to wish they were 16 so that Daddy can buy them Jimmy Choos with his spare money? Disney, you're an evil cow. Eff you very much for forcing me to explain things that are a little too early to explain. I will now have to try to convince the kids we're Arabs AGAIN through fake Shish Tawooks. You suck.

Stabs & wounds,
Betrayed & Bullshitted 
Raw chicken! Fun! Salmonella! Not fun!
"Don't be dirty fellow."
(You'll get it if you click the link. Don't look at me like that.)
Mini Chicken Skewers
You'll need:
4 chicken breasts
3 tablespoons of olive oil 
1 red pepper, cubed
3/4 of a medium-sized onion, cubed
1 teaspoon of rosemary
1.5 teaspoon of thyme
1/2 teaspoon of dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1.5 teaspoon of salt
1.5 tablespoon of lemon juice
Mini wooden skewers

I marinated the chicken for an hour but you're welcome to marinate it for longer.  

Browning up a bit.

Put your thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl and combine. Add the oil and lemon juice to your mixture and whisk lightly with a fork. Pour it all over your chicken, which should be cubed into small cubes. Isn't it awkward when you use the same word often in a sentence? Toss the chicken in the marinade until it's all coated. Slippery stuff. 
Get your skewers and start threading, alternating the pepper, onion and chicken. Pour some olive oil into a large pan, or a small pan, but you'll take so much longer, which just gets boring and then you end up smelling of chicken a little too much. Place it over medium heat. Cook on each side for 5-7 minutes. Take it off the stove and get excited. Whee! Eat! Double whee! 


  1. can this be cooked and then freezed for eating in ramadan? wala u dont advice?

  2. Hello,

    I personally haven't tried that out but I don't think anything wrong will happen as long as you don't reheat it in the microwave. I'd think it would get a little yucky. It's best to reheat in a pan after defrosting. I'd recommend cooking the chicken separately, then adding it all onto the skewers without cooking the vegetables. You could freeze it at that stage. The vegetables would cook relatively fast while you're reheating. Ramadan Kareem. :)

  3. Thanks a bunch, the thing is i am desperatly seeking any food to be freezed prepared for ramdan as u know time so so tight when u work and are tired and still need to cook for fetar :( i think ill leave it out of the freezing content and will cook it on the day we khalas to avoid any mishaps. i really like ur site and food...u r gr8...ramadan kareem to u too...

  4. Hello again,

    You could get in touch with me on and we could exchange freezer ideas. :) I've got some decent ones. I'm really glad you like it. Come more often. Comments are always welcome. Thanks for your kind words. Rabena yekhaleeki.

  5. Such an inviting post. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Please visit often as I am always posting new recipes and having giveaways. I am now following you.

  6. You always make me laugh.. Love the letter to disney. I recite that poem to my daughter all the time and now whenever I do so I'll remember your letter :-)
    The other day we went to a Greek place close to our home and I ordered the same chicken skewers and they were so yummy that I've been thinking of trying it myself. Thanx for sharing your recipe and thanx for appreciating my work i the same kind way that you always do.

  7. Thanks for leaving the nice comment for me on Yummy Supper. And now I have happily found your blog!
    Great photos and I love the idea of a "self-improvement" project with food and photography. I think you nailed the way I feel about food-blogging. It is a joy!

  8. Hey E,

    Thanks for stopping by. :) I'm glad you liked what you found here.

  9. Hey Prerna, say hello to your little girl and make the chicken! It's good stuff. :) xx.

  10. Oh, thank you so much for this kind effort Sarah! You always make me smile and this time its even better :-)
    The little one is doing gr8, keeping me busy and on my toes.
    Hey you can also write to me at Hope we can catch up on some stuff :-)
    Good Luck to you!

  11. Haha, I love that open letter to Disney! The chicken skewers sound and look really good. Now I'm dreaming of having it this Ramadhan *drools* Where are you located, if you don't mind me asking? Don't worry, I'm not going to shamelessly move near you so that I can have great food for iftar, but I'll definitely be dropping by your blog for iftar ideas!

  12. Awesome! Can't wait to see your new pictures from the new lens. I'm sure you'll love it,I'm sooo in love with mine :-)

  13. I tried these and they turned out wonderful! I didn't marinate the chicken for very much and they turned out so juicy and full of flavor!

  14. Hey Soobi,

    Glad you decided to trust me and try my blog recipes instead of sneaking off and making someone else's. Haha. Love you, Pookie. x.


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