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Half Baked? Try Twice Baked!

In my pantry today:

  • Look at these floors! I feel like a rich person!

And also:

  • 1 grocery store rotisserie chicken (I’m not proud)
  • 2 large baked potatoes
  • 2 c broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp safflower oil
  • 4 tsp garlic paste
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp rock salt
  • 1 tsp hot red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Normally I might just pair this lazy man’s bird with salad to soothe my so-easy-to-eat-animals guilt but we had had one for lunch. So how about those potatoes in the fridge? I’d baked them a few nights ago with vague intentions; I felt certain their destiny would be revealed in a few days’ time. Slice them lengthwise into quarters then halve each of those so that they transform less into wedges and more into seemingly noncommittal chunks.

Roll said chunks in a mixture of: 2tsp safflower oil, 1 tbsp garlic paste, 1.5 tsp salt, and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Place on baking sheet (it should of course have edges to catch any drips) and sprinkle with 1 tsp hot red chili powder and 1/2 tsp turmeric. Mix your broccoli florets with the remainder of the oil, lemon juice and salt. Roast potatoes at 425° for 15m. Put chicken and broccoli in a glass pan; cover. After 15m, take your wedges out and flip them onto another side. Put potatoes back in beside the glass dish, then turn the oven off. Give it another 15m, then scarf down in exhausted, happy hunger. 5 spoons!