Dottie has requested the pleasure of our company at lunch. We prepare the lunch and Dottie eats it. Today we will be preparing Asian Marinated Chicken.
For 8 delicious servings we will need 8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs.
For the marinade we will need ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 2 teaspoons fresh minced ginger, 3 minced garlic cloves and 2 chopped scallions.
Combine all the marinade ingredients in a medium size bowl and plop in the chicken. Toss the chicken around to coat evenly and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the chicken in the fridge for a few hours.
Preheat your grill or grill pan to med-low heat. Lightly grease the grill with oil. Grill the chicken for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a platter and head for my house. Dottie will be waiting with a huge appetite and some news she wants to share.
Hello, earthling Lunchpoppers. Thank you for the chicken and for the pleasure of your company. Were you aware of the fact that your Senate has a barbershop? Were you aware of the fact that the barbershop, in true bureaucratic fashion, has been operating on a deficit that totals about $350,000 a year? Were you aware that even when you can’t scratch together the money to get your own hair cut, your tax dollars are going to support the failing barbershop. Apparently, the government deems it important that the Senate look well groomed when they sit around and accomplish absolutely nothing!
There are efforts underway to privatize the barbershop, but if history is any example, please don’t hold your collective breath waiting for this to happen. A few lone and common sense voices have been objecting to this ridiculous waste of taxpayer money since 1951.
The House of Representatives also has a barbershop. This barbershop was a losing proposition, as well. In 1995 House Republicans managed to privatize the enterprise and the members of the House had to start taking care of their own hair.
Why is it your President Obama is so quick to cut money from your military, your seniors and your border patrol, but he is loathe to ask the Senate to cut their own hair on their own dime?
My government is not responsible for taking care of my fabulous pink hair. I suggest that you take matters into your own hands and tell your Senators to “cut it out”, no pun intended!
Until we meet again, remember…The Price of freedom is eternal vigilance.