A lot of everyday life is spent surviving the “In-Between” time — en route between where we are to where God wants to be. Without faith, we’re only left with the daily grind.
I had never baked chicken before.
If you wanted your chicken stir-fried or marinaded tender in a soup, no sweat. I’ve paid my dues learning to cook as sous chef under my Chinese mom growing up. I can tackle a whole chicken with cleaver, giblets and all. But, I had never put a bird in the oven before.
I was a newly married wife to a husband who loved barbecue chicken. I wanted to surprise my less-than-one-week-old groom and greet him at the door — with a hug and the smell of a favorite meal cooking up close behind me.
I read the recipe. Brush olive oil on the chicken breast… Stick them in the oven. Easy enough.
What threw me off wasn’t the prep.
Bake 40 minutes.
My husband was due home in 20 minutes.
There was no way I could shorten time. Wait a minute… Maybe I could!
The directions called for an oven temperature of 325 degrees. I solved the problem by cutting my baking time in half — by turning up the temperature to 500 degrees…
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