When we go to the beach, we take turns cooking. Most of us make our staples. Wooden Nickels is always good for mac and cheese, brussels sprouts, and spinach pizza. My husband grills brats, and there’s always a burger night in there. But Pops does his own thing every time. He spends the morning culling AllRecipes* for something that’s just right. His tastes tend toward the exotic, so we know when he’s cooking we’re not going to end up with another boring casserole.**
When Pops visited for a weekend, I combed my Pinterest boards to see if there was something worthy of serving him for dinner. I came across this Persian chicken dish on one of the best food sites around, Simply Recipes, and I knew I was on to something good. I love making something completely new and different, and while I don’t know whether or not this ended up tasting like a traditional Persian chicken with walnut stew, I do know that it was a great meal, and fun to make. Because we’re always passing the Gooplet, we shared the responsibilities involved with preparing it, and all sat down to enjoy once he’d gone to bed.