Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I know its Thanksgiving but...I made Chicken!!!

Okay okay so Thursday is the big day. Its Turkey day!!! Ill be flying home to be with the family and hopefully doing some other stuff too like shopping and cooking. But this week has been crazy and its only Tuesday. I have to say I'm so excited someone actually might want to buy some stuff from me on Etsy. I know they would be my first customer! I might just have to send them a card with the stuff and say thanks for being my first customer!!! WHOO HOO. That's about the ONLY bright spot on the week. As for the weekend I am one step closer to being done with xmas!!! It feels good to be almost done with xmas and the fact that I didn't spend loads of money helps even more!

Has anyone been listening to Mark and Brian in the morning? I love them first off but second of all they have been calling people's who's last name have something to do with Thanksgiving like Mr. Stuffing, Mrs Yams, or Mr. Cranberry. It is by far one of the most entertaining things to listen to. Its even more entertaining to see people actually play along with it and talk to them! They have defiantly gotten me in the mood for Thanksgiving!

Ive also noticed that my blog has become more of a cooking site than a crafting site. This will change shortly (after xmas). The goal is to get this back to crafting and away from cooking. But since were on the cooking topic I did cook on Friday and it was AMAZING. One whole chicken with a honey rosemary glaze and some roasted potato's that are to die for! Here's the pictures and the recipes as usual good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.

Honey Rosemary Roasted Chicken

1 Chicken- you can choose your size and follow the directions and make some minor adjustments
5 Tbs Olive Oil
5 Tbs-Honey
4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
4-6 Sprigs of Rosemary you want the leaves so pull those suckers off
4-6 Sprigs of Thyme don't worry about pulling off the leaves too much work
6 Turns of Pepper
3 Turns of Salt
1/2 an Onion

Turn oven on to 425 degrees for a 5 lb chicken it will take about 1.5-2 hours of cooking.

Take all the ingredients except Chicken and onion and combine in a bowl and set to the side

To prepare the chicken you want to pull the skin away from the meat so you can slide your hand in between the skin and the meat so you can rub on the sauce you just made. you want to do this on the breast side and the non breast side (ie the back of the chicken?)

Next take some of the sauce and rub it in between the skin and the meat. Keep a little extra to put on top of the skin as well.

Next place the half of the onion inside the bird along with the thyme (see why you don't want to waste time taking off the leaves).

Place the bird breast down in a Pyrex pan (or any casserole type dish you have) and let it cook for about 1 hour or so until the back of the chicken is dark brown. Why dark brown because your not going to eat the skin! 1. its not healthy 2. its kinda grody and 3. were on a diet!

Take the chicken out of the oven and flip it so now its breast side up! Cook for another 30 mins to an hour until the skin looks like the picture. Let the thing cool for at least 10-20 minutes and then pull out the onion and thyme and throw it away. Next carve it up for the kiddies

Now for those Potato's

Rosemary Roasted Potato's

6 Red Potato's cut in quarters(you can make more I'm cooking for one person here)
1/4 Cup of Fresh Parsley
4 Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary you want the leaves only!
5 Cloves of Garlic Chopped (you should have sliver like shapes you don't want to dice this up)
1/2 onion which should be cut in half again
salt and pepper to taste (for me about 3 grinds salt and 8 grinds pepper I'm a pepper person)
Olive Oil to drizzle on top

Oven should be a t 425 degrees because your chicken is a cooking

Place potato's and onions in the casserole dish. You should take the onion apart so you have little leave like shapes in with the potato's. Next take all the other ingredients except the olive and pour them on top. Now take your hands and mix them in with the potato's and onions so they are coated. Next drizzle Olive oil over the top of the potato's you should ideally only use about 2-3 tablespoons you can also use your hands to mix it in with the potato's if you like but its not necessary.

Next you want to put them in the oven with the chicken when you think the chicken only needs about 15 more minutes. Put them in the oven for about 30-45 minutes or until a knife can easily pierce the potato's.


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