If I were an eloquent guy, everything would be so much easier. But I am not.
Indeed, I remember my student years, and I was rather good. Or my first job as a museum worker. Oh my goodness, most of time I did enjoy communicating with the visitors and providing them tours. When enthusiastic, I can be an eloquent boy!
But unfortunately, I’ve got more negative rather than positive examples. A very terrifying and petrifying thing to me is to congratulate a person on any event. I am not talking about people you barely know – in this case, it’s totally fine to say: “Congrats!” But if it’s a person you’ve got good relationships with, I will likely be in troubles
Sure, I may prepare my speech, but I can easily end up with nonsense. All of a sudden I may decide that I have a hilarious joke to share with people. Needless to say, that is usually awkward and pathetic. And indeed, speech? What kind of things you can say to a person?!
I am so lucky we had just some formal vows on our wedding ceremony. If I had needed to say a vow, I would have definitely screwed it up.
Speeches? Hello, Ben – you can not sign a nice postcard either!
Being an ESL speaker, sometimes, when I know I’m going to see new people or have important issues to discuss, I prepare myself on how would I start my conversation, what would I ask, what kind of questions I could anticipate, and so on. You know, it helps to be coherent and eloquent. 99% I’m totally satisfied with that scenario. It’s just impeccable. The only one thing is that it’s happening in my head.
Well, do you think I’m as good in the real situation? Maybe (1%). 99% is a malarkey.
Yup, I wish I were an eloquent guy. In this case, I would be able to introduce these Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken Thighs in a fantastic way. But I don’t get a Ciceronian language. So the best thing I could say that they are super moist and succulent, and super delicious. Besides, they have a fabulous maple and Dijon flavors.
Boring description. Agree. But would you say about them?
In fact, Dijon mustard and maple syrup really are good friends. So If you haven’t tried this combo yet, it’s time, my friends. You may think they look a bit fat, but they don’t. It’s kind of sticky sauce. But you can always take the skins off (who would ever do that, though haha?). And sure the bacon is optional – I just thought I would be a nice addition to balance out the sweet flavors.
To finish this pathetic post up, I should remind you November, 14 is a National Chicken Day. Thus, these Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken Thighs is a good way to celebrate such a significant event.
And what about you, folks? Are you eloquent people? Have you ever screwed your speech?
Delicious and succulent Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken Thighs with the incredible flavors. They are sweet and savory at the same time.
- 6 medium chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- pinch of ground mustard seeds
- good pinch of salt
- pinch of dry chili
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
- salt and other seasonings as desired
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 5-6 chicken bacon strips, cubed
- To make the marinade, just combine all the ingredients.Throw the chicken thighs in the sauce and let them stand for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (400 degrees F). Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish and bake for about 35-45 minutes, depending on their size. Turn once. Broil them for a few minutes to get a lovely golden crust. Off heat.
- Cook the sweet potatoes covered in water and covered until soft (about 10 minutes).
- In the meanwhile, in a separate pan melt the butter and saute the onion until nice and translucent, about 5 minutes. Then increase heat and let the onions slightly caramelized. Finally, add the bacon and cook for another few minutes.
- Mash the sweet potatoes (with the liquid), adding the butter, thyme, salt, smoked paprika, and other seasonings if desired.
- Serve the chicken thighs with the sweet potatoes and bacon.