After a series of tasty (and pricey) meals, it was time to have one on a budget. So, how about Lemon Garlic Chicken.
Place two drumsticks and two chicken thighs in a bowl and squeeze the juice of three lemons (including the rind) atop. Add a diced shallot, a tablespoon of fresh minced ginger, ten cloves of garlic, finely chopped, and two tablespoons of fresh thyme. Freshly ground salt and pepper. Toss to coat and dump the whole mess into a baking pan. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes, basting regularly, until the chicken is nicely browned and cooked-through. I served with yellow string beans and mashed purple potatoes chock-full of chives and fresh dill.
The wine: 2008 Pinot Grigio, Ogio. As good as its price: $8.85. But crisp and cold and suitable. I guess.