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Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken & a Winner

Congratulations to Ann of The Tattered Tassel! Ann is the winner who gets a choice of a $100 gift certificate or the carved mahogany tea caddy from 09lakedrift.


Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken
As usual, I double this recipe. 4 chicken breasts or the equivalent in chicken breast tenders  (I have prepared both ways) 1 cup shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese
Marinade: 1 C water 1/3 C Teriyaki sauce 2 T lime juice (I use fresh juice, juice of 1/2 lime is about 2 T) 3 tsp minced garlic  1 tsp liquid smoke 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp tequila
Add chicken to bowl, cover and chill for 3-4 hours, stirring every hour or so
Sauce: (this is equally delicious as a dip for tortilla chips!) 1/2 C real Mayonnaise 1/2 C sour cream 2 T milk 1T minced tomato 3 tsp vinegar
2-3 tsp minced onion 2-3 tsp minced canned/jarred jalapeno slices 1/2 tsp dried parsley 1/2-3/4 tsp Tabasco sauce (I use Chipotle) 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp dried dill weed 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp cumin 1/4 tsp chili powder couple dash…

Telephone Table Makeover

This sad little table called out to me.  I saw some potential in it's weathered and worn bones.  Marked $2 at a garage sale, I figured I couldn't lose.
I paid for my purchase and then went to pick the tile up sitting atop and give it the the garage sale host...how delightful (not) to find this was part of the deal and part of the table!  It had been somehow affixed to the table.  Nice, huh?
I decided that for $2 it was worth the effort to get the tile off.  Someone had used two sided, foam tape to stick this thing on.  It took a while to pry it off with a scraper and even longer to pull off the sticky tape and foam.

I let the table sit around the house for awhile until I decided it was time to finish it.  Timing was not my forte' as I chose to finish this baby outside when the heat index was about 113° and that sweltering heat did not leave me thinking to take pictures of the entire redo process.  Despite it being hotter than h-e- double hockey sticks outside, I finished this…