Ok - so today I wanted to share a YUMMY recipe - but first ... I must tell you the most fantastic story a friend told me at church this morning. I was in the hallway in between services where I was chatting with a guy - and he was itching to tell me this story his brother shared with him.
His brother lives in the UK and has 3 flatmates - one of them a Kiwi girl (which is why I think he wanted to share this particular story with me). So - not too long ago, this girl (we'll call her "Mary") was asked to house-sit a friend's place in London. Mary willingly agreed and was informed that her friend's dog wasn't doing so well. The dog was a large Labrador, and was on his last legs - in fact, the friend was pretty sure the dog would pass while they were away. Sure enough, two weeks into Mary's one-month stay, the dog died.
Mary then realized that she was in a bind. She had no car, and knew of no one near-by who did. She knew she had to get rid of the dog as the London flat didn't have a backyard to bury the dog. She decided to put the dog in a suitcase (yes, a suitcase) and take the dog to the Tube (London Subway).
On her way off of the train, she found herself at a stairwell and was struggling with the suitcase. A kind bloke came up to help her, to which she became flustered and tried to convince him she was fine. He insisted, and once he tried to lift the very heavy bag, he asked her what on earth was in it. Mary nervously laughed and said, "Oh, you know - just lots of jewelry." And once at the top of the stairwell, the man ran off with her bag. To which she shrugged, and walked down the stairs back onto the Tube to go home.
Can you IMAGINE the man's surprise when he opened up the suitcase? CLASSIC!!
Now - for the recipe. I don't know where I found this, but I used it for my dad's 60th bday party last year. It was a HIT. So good.
for 6-8 chicken breasts (bone in, skin on)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp parsley
Directions: mix all ingredients together. pour over chicken. marinade for 2 hours.