Monday, January 31, 2011

Little Hens and Chocolate Birthdays

As previously blogged, Simon and I like to roast the occasional chicken. Unfortunately, when we were shopping the other night, the supermarket did not have chickens! Soooo.....we took our chances with Cornish Game Hens! oooOOOooo fancy! To be honest, they were exactly like little chickens...

They turned out pretty cute, and were certainly pretty tasty.

The best part of the dinner, however, was the asparagus, a new favorite quick and easy veg. All we did was put some butter and chopped garlic in a pan, threw in the asparagus, and sauteed it all on medium-high heat for about ten minutes until they turned nice and tender (also delicious). Seriously, that's it; just cut up come garlic and throw it in a pan with some butter and the stalks!

On a less savory note, we've been living in a state of chocolate comatose recently. Simon's birthday was last Wednesday and his co-worker, another crafty Laura who enjoys delicious desserts, made him a wonderful chocolate trifle. I devoured the portion he brought home and then incessantly nagged Simon until he got the recipe from her : )

Ingredients include devil's food cake, instant chocolate pudding, cool whip, sliced strawberries, and heath bars (not pictured). Just like the asparagus this was all super easy. Simply layer everything together in a cake, pudding, strawberry, coolwhip sequence, and top it off with chopped heath bars.

Here's the catch...the original trifle-making-Laura made hers for 8 people...I used the same amount of ingredients for 2. Yes, 2. You read that correctly, I filled a 4 quart (!) pyrex bowl to the brim with chocolatey goodness, and we could not be happier!

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