Yellow and Blue makes Green


Anyone remember that old Ziploc baggies commercial?  They are so simple to close even a kid can do it. There was a yellow side of the seal and a blue side.  When it is closed, the seal is green. Hence, yellow and blue makes green. I should have re-watched that commercial before my attempt to seal a Ziploc.

I had gone on a bike ride.  (Before you compliment me on taking time to exercise, I must confess it was my first time on my bike in months.  I hope to keep it up this time.) I was chatting with a friend on the phone using my Bluetooth.  I washed up and decided this was a good time to try my new marinade recipe.

I pulled out all of the ingredients and filled the blender. 4 cups of water, 4 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled, 2 Tablespoons of dried oregano, 2 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 2 teaspoons of cracked black pepper went into the blender. I muted my friend and began to blend. It was a putrid shade of green (from the oregano). I unmuted the phone and placed the 2 pounds of skinless boneless chicken thighs in the giant Ziploc bag. I then began to pour the marinade in the bag.

What happened next is still a blur. I stopped pouring for some reason and released the Ziploc bag. The bag immediately rolled to it’s side pouring out green goop on my counter. (Here’s the brilliant part.) I grabbed the bag, ran my fingers over the seal (not checking for the yellow and blue makes green) and moved it out of the goo and set it down on another part of my counter.  Guess what? It did the same thing over there. Now I had two puddles of green stuff on my counter top and the second puddle was dripping into my drawer of cooking utensils.  Ugh! Good thing my fingers were too wet to mute my phone. It kept me from releasing a barrage of unacceptable words into the situation.

I grabbed a rectangular storage container from my shelf and put the Ziploc, now properly sealed, into it. I used way too many paper towels to clean up the marinade. I left the drawer open to dry better. I carefully opened the Ziploc to pour the final bit of marinade into the bag. Success.

We cooked the chicken the next day.  The recipe says to let it chill 8 hours or overnight. We loved it.  Great flavor.  Fabulous.  Here is a picture of the recipe, which also had been attacked by the green goo marinade.


Yes, the powdery stuff is oregano. The recipe suggests squeezing lemon juice and drizzling olive oil on top of the chicken. I didn’t do that. Your call. Anyway, I hope you get a chance to try this. It has amazing flavor. Please remember to put your Ziploc in a container first and that all so important step of ‘yellow and blue makes green.’

Dream Big!

2 thoughts on “Yellow and Blue makes Green

  1. I’m still laughing. Don’t we hate it when we do stuff like this!! Another case of body moving without brain being engaged! I’d hate to have to say how many things exactly like that I’ve done, too, Debbie. My favorite, though, was our daughter, Leah, many many years ago when she decided she would be a vegetarian making celery soup. Why anyone would want celery soup is beyond me, but she didn’t put the top on the blender and… well, you can just see it in your mind’s eye. Pale green goo all over the walls, ceiling, floor. But I didn’t have to clean it up, she did. Like Indiana Jones says, “Snakes! Why is it always snakes!” Us Kitchen Queens say, “Green! Why is it always green!!” Dreaming big for a new Halloween short story!

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