Monday, February 4, 2019

Birthday, Movie, Two Sleevers,

Today is Matt's birthday so I figured we would go for lunch at Red Lobster where he can have a free dessert.  I am not sure if we will got on to the bowling alley or not as my legs have been playing me up lately. Not only that I have a TV techie coming later this afternoon because when I tried to play a DVD the player made the most awful noise and although the movie would play, it was impossible to listen to the music we wanted to listen to. I don't know what has gone wrong, the player was certainly OK before our TV broke down.

The TV itself is working fine, and I am enjoying the picture. Although I, in fact, watch a black and white movie on Sunday evening. Katharine Hepburn was in it, playing a Chinese woman. The movie was called Dragon Seed and I actually enjoyed it very much. Watching it, it occurred to me that there is something slightly Chinese about Katharine Hepburn's face. If you click on the link you can see a clip from the movie. We don't often watch old movies as Matt is not really "into them" but many years ago I used to watch them on TV in England. I don't remember what I watched now, too many years ago. I have always loved Hepburn of course, who hasn't? She was an excellent actress, just thought of The African Queen, but I have seen her in many excellent movies. Actually they were supposed to be showing The Lion in Winter, don't know why they changed the programme.

A friend directed me to Two Sleevers where they specialise in recipes for both Instant Pots and Air Fryers. I already know how good chicken can be when cooked in my air fryer and when I saw this recipe I thought I would share it. You already know how much I like the dark meat on poultry, doesn't this look delicious?

Brazilian Chicken

Impress your friends and family with this delicious Brazilian Chicken recipe! Only you will know
how easy this air fryer chicken dish is!

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup lime juice
2 Tbs oil
1.5 lbs chicken drumsticks

1. In a clean coffee grinder, blend together the cumin, oregano, parsley, turmeric, kosher salt, coriander seeds, peppercorns and cayenne pepper.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground spices with the lemon juice and oil. Add the chicken drumsticks and turn them, coating well with the marinade. Allow the chicken o marinade for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

3. When you are ready to cook, place the chicken legs into the air fryer basket, skin side up.

4. Set your air fryer to 390F for 20-25 minutes for meaty chicken legs. Halfway through, flip the chicken legs over.

5. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165F. Remove and serve with plenty of napkins.

Servings: 4

Source: TwoSleevers

Have a great day


  1. Happy Birthday to Matt ... and enjoy that lunch - sounds delicious to me. I hope that the tv et al can be sorted out and you can get on with life ... have a good day and week ahead - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary. We will. I hope it all gets sorted too. Fed up with it at the moment.

  2. Happy Birthday to Matt!

    I haven't seen too many Katherine Hepburn movies. The first I saw was On Golden Pond. It was a great movie.

    1. Thanks Liz. On Golden Pond was one of her later movies when her head was already shaking. She still did well. You really should see African Queen.

  3. Happy birthday, Matt!
    We haven't tried chicken in the air fryer yet.

    1. Thanks Alex. You really should try it, comes out really moist and flavourful.

  4. Happy Birthday to Matt! Are you going to the mandarin this week to celebrate? Sorry to hear you still can't bowl but you will soon:) I know Dragon Seed but I saw it eons ago and would love to see it again. I always thought she had Asian blood in her with those high cheek bones and the eyes but who knows. The movie, if i can recall, was quite good but I thought, even when I was young, as to why they did not have Anna Mae Wong in the role. Knowing the studio system now, I know why.

    1. Went to Mandarin last week with friends Birgit, Red Lobster today for supper. Friends now in Dominican!!!! I do agree about the high cheek bones. It was a good movie. Tonight watched Battleground, another good one.

  5. Belated happy birthday to Matt. Suexx