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Kitchen Inquiry

Another day of Inquiry, Search, and Create

Scott brought home chicken drumsticks.  I searched for an easy and new recipe at my favorite recipe site, All Recipes. I use it on the web and as an app on my devices -- I have collections for my special dietary needs, and can search accordingly.  I love it.
So, I found a great recipe: Foiled BBQ Chicken with Corn on the Cob and Beans

Except, I do not appreciate BBQ sauce like most people do, and I had no corn on the cob. I did have one of my favorite frozen veggies on hand: Santa Fe Medley, which includes corn, onions, black beans, red/green peppers. I could use that in place of the corn on the cob.

I also have spaghetti sauce always on hand-- it's an easy sauce for a quick, light flour mini Italian burrito --- beans, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella. :)

So, I adapted the recipe and titled it according to my veggie name:

Ingredients
8 drumsticks
2 packages frozen Santa Fe Medley Vegetables [corn, beans, onions, red/green peppers]
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup Spaghetti Sauce — your favorite flavor [mine: tomato, basil, garlic]
Salt
Pepper
California Sweet Basil

Preparation
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Lightly grease 4 large sheets of aluminum foil, about 12x18 inches.

Recipe
Place 2 chicken drumsticks n the center of each sheet of foil. Season with salt, black pepper, and sweet basil.
Place 1/2 package of frozen Santa Fe Medley vegetables in the center of each sheet of foil, between the two drumsticks.
Drop a pad of butter — about a tablespoon— onto the Santa Fe Medley vegetables.
Spoon 1/8 cup [2 tablespoons] spaghetti sauce over each drumstick.
Fold the foil around the chicken and vegetables and loosely seal the edges. Place foil packets into a baking dish.

Bake
Bake until drumsticks are no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about one hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Note: Use one or two packages of vegetables, as desired. Use more or less spaghetti sauce, as desired.

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It is delicious, and the foil wrap makes clean up a breeze.  Scott loved it.  I think this will be a frequent meal at our house.  I hope you try it and love it too.

Prompt for the Times:
Once again, the needs of the day involve a search, adapt, and create. What recipe would you like to try?  How will you search?  What recipe site will become your favorite?  How did you adapt it to create your own version?  How did you share?

I hope to see and try some of your recipes!

Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness... Reflect curiosity and wonder... Live to make the world less difficult for each other. ~ George Eliot

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