Simple Recipes during Quarantine — Easy Honey Garlic Marinade for Chicken

Eating snacks is cool and all but what about dinner?

I’m currently on Day 3 of “Lockdown” and Trump announced this morning that drugs used to treat malaria and severe arthritis, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration to test as a COVID-19 coronavirus treatment. We’ll see how that goes. I’ve been struggling to adjust to this new lifestyle and it’s tough staying indoors all day especially when you’re a naturally outgoing person.

Anyway, I went to the grocery store yesterday and I noticed that chicken seemed to be popular during quarantine since the poultry section was cleared out. So I walked over to the beef section instead — low and behold, I found a small pack of drumsticks waiting for me next to the ground beef. Score! I grabbed the pack of chicken and a few other things then checked out as fast as I could. The store wasn’t as crowded but it was apparent that people didn’t understand what social distancing meant.

Fast forward, I want to share an easy marinade recipe with you. You can use chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks. But like I said in my previous post, I am not a fancy chef nor did I go to culinary school. Growing up with two younger brothers, I had to learn how to cook so I could feed my brother and myself while my parents were at work or out “gallivanting”.

This recipe is for 5 large chicken drumsticks. I know, I know…this was all I could find at the grocery store.

These are common ingredients that can be found in your pantry!

Honey Garlic Marinade

  • 5 Chicken thighs or 5 Large Chicken Drumsticks
  • 3 cloves of garlic — chopped
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar, I used Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • Ground pepper (optional)

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.

Add the chicken, cover up the bowl, place it in your refrigerator and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. I normally marinate my chicken for more than an hour. It’s up to you.

And there you go, a quick and simple marinade for chicken. After it’s done marinating, remove the chicken from the bowl and discard the liquid. You can either grill the chicken or bake it. If you choose to bake it, place the marinated chicken in an oven safe baking pan or glass baking dish at 350 degrees for an hour.

I find this recipe helpful to people that normally don’t cook at home. Be safe out there!

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Musician: Philip E. Morris

Let’s try this again 2020

US vs Iran sparking speculations of World War 3.

The Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines.

We lost Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter, Gigi, and 7 others to a helicopter crash in Southern California.

The Coronavirus Pandemic.

NBA suspends their season until further notice. Big bummer for us basketball fans.

The Great Toilet Paper Shortage.

So yes, can we try this again 2020? The world definitely needs a do over.

I hate that I love you

Disclaimer: This post is just my opinion and how I deal with my emotions.

Have you ever told someone that you hated them? But deep down inside, you would do anything for them?

If you’re one of those women who has been hurt in the past, then you would understand why someone like me would go through extreme measures to protect our heart. Sadly, most of us make the drastic decision to break our own heart before the person we love does. The enemy isn’t our significant other, it’s fear.

We just fear to get hurt again.

Personally, when I begin to feel like I’m fighting in a relationship alone, my defense mechanisms kick in and the only solution is to leave. I leave to protect my heart from further damage. The last thing I want in life is to see myself in a dark place again. I don’t ever want to see myself there again. I would rather hurt myself before allowing someone to hurt me.

My number one rule when it comes to love: Never BEG someone to love you.

If you feel like he’s not giving you enough attention, tell him once. If you feel like he’s not giving you the love you deserve, tell him once. Give him a chance to fix it. No man is perfect and he deserves a chance. Communication in a relationship is very important and he deserves to know what’s bothering you. If he cares, he will be willing to compromise. Key word: Compromise. Communication is only effective when compromise follows.

Love is compromise.

If he won’t compromise, you’re going to continue to fight the battle alone, which is self damaging.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it’s okay to give up on your relationship if he doesn’t put in his 100%. I’m just saying that it’s okay to protect your heart. It takes two people to make it work.

Think about the first time you met this person. It took the both of you to make something happen, right?