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some of our favorite(home)things: grandma’s chicken thing

i blog primarily to document my life. our lives in and around the agapeshack.

we’ve been painting the wrong picture for you…..we don’t eat out all the time…we actually cook a lot. especially after theresa finished classes at the french culinary institute.  and especially since grandma is with us, cooking korean everyday. so as we transition into our baby days and eating out less….here are some of the everyday things we eat…because we cook them on a regular basis.


my history with this dish…my favorite dish of grandma’s…theresa’s favorite dish of grandma….nearly every cousin of theresa’s favorite dish of grandma…starts out in la before she came to live with us. we would visit her every year and that first year, she was going to cook for me as part of a welcome dinner. i was nervous. would it be too spicy for me? what’s in it? what is it? what kind of chicken?

theresa gave me minimal details. it has chicken. some veggies. and potatoes. and its good. that’s what she told me.

i asked for perhaps a name….for the dish? the response was…..chicken thing????

chicken thing was not sounding good. but that seems to be what all the cousins call it too.

since i work with words for a living, i will attempt to describe it a bit better. its a slightly spicy, savory chicken stew with carrots and potatoes, onion and garlic. and crack cocaine. it is amazing. i could eat this all the time. every meal.

come on over sometime and request the chicken thing.


here’s a shot of the meal in context with other korean side dishes, theresa in her husband beater and zoe just sick to her soul that she can’t have any chicken thing yet and has to eat baby food. she clearly wants table food.

since this shot, zoe has had some of the sauce and chicken. and maybe even some of the veggies.

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