So today I entered the world of brining. And I'm so happy I did! I have wanted to brine chicken for several years, but I am not exactly sure why I haven't till now. I brined bone-in breasts (that I had cut in half) and glazed them with a maple-bourbon glaze. They were so delicious, and I'm not even going to tell you how much I ate of it. Or that I ate everything else on my plate. And dessert, too.
And I'm not sure if you can tell from the above photo of seemingly white clouds, but I also made homemade whipped cream tonight. And I just promise right here and now I am never going back to anything else. If you have not done this before, you have to go do so immediately. (Whip 1 cup heavy cream till it stiffens, add 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/3 cup granulated sugar, continue till sugar is dissolved.) But don't dare come over here and blame me if you find yourself eating it all in one sitting. Because I will only encourage you to enjoy it.
Even better than my brined chicken and whipped cream is the beautiful wave petunia that Jack and Amelia got me for Mother's Day! It is right outside my kitchen window....and it's so gigantic that it's already smashing blooms into the glass panes. I love it!