Cornell Chicken – Best Ever

I was offered the opportunity to add a Home Depot ad to my blog today, and the theme of the ad was Fresh Summer Grilling.  My plan was to share my recipe for the most fantastic grilling marinade today.  Then I got an email last night saying the theme had changed, but I decided to stick with my original plan, because it is summer after all, and grilled chicken is the best.

Cornell Chicken Marinade

1 egg

1 c. oil

2 c. cider vinegar

3 T. salt

1T. poultry seasoning

1 t. pepper

In a blender, blend the egg, add oil and blend.  Add all other ingredients and blend.  Pour over chicken (or other meat) and marinate for a minimum of one hour – although longer is even better.


This is one of our all-time favorite summer dishes and is often chosen for birthdays and other special occasions.

Let me know if you try it!

I want to thank each one of you that has responded to my plea for your favorite My Learning Curve (or other Attachment and Trauma) posts.  I would love to hear from even more of you! Your comments and encouraging words are a great blessing to me as I embark on this book project.  This is all new and I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I’m moving forward with hope.

 #911 – 920 giving thanks

water flowing from new wells in Kenya

Russ’ soul fed by the work there

phone calls from Kenya that feed my soul

four girls having a great time at camp

two little boys loving vacation Bible school

quiet to write, think, and rest

waking early to walk in the summer air

frost on the low ground in the pasture

antibiotics – again – and hope for better health

Noah and Samuel holding down the fort

the sound of crickets

Today is my last full day before the girls arrive home from camp.  I intend to be very productive and make progress on sorting through blog posts.

Have a great day, friends, and thanks for stopping by.





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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Laura
    June 21, 2012

    We love that recipe for chicken. My version of it has you marinate the chicken overnight and boy is it yummy.
    Hope you get lots done today.

  2. Jen Lee
    June 21, 2012

    I've got my chicken marinating in your recipe to grill tonight. Can't wait to try it!

    1. Lisa Qualls
      June 21, 2012

      I hope you love it!!


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