Weekend Cooking – πŸ“ Roast Chicken

I have never had a fresh chicken. My girlfriend orders eggs, hatches them, raises them and kills them. And I was the lucky recipient of one. 

Waaaaay  better! I’m going to have a hard time using up the rest of my stinky store-bought chicken now. 

If you are a fan of beautiful golden skinned roast chicken you should use my BFF Julia Child’s recipe. Trussing, oiling, herbing, basting & high heat create French perfection. My version is called….hmmm?…lazy. 

I gave the chicken a quick rinse, didn’t even oil the roaster and threw it in the pan, unsure if breast or butt was pointed up. My only goal was to get it in with the least amount of raw chicken juices splattering in my kitchen. Sprinkled on some generic poultry seasoning, put on the lid and roasted until the meat thermometer was close enough.

Lazy Perfection!

Saturday Lunch – Chicken Salad – mayo, grapes, celery, almonds & a tiny dab of whole grainy mustard.

  • Sat Prep – cut up all veggies in the fridge & stored them in individual containers while listening to podcasts.
  •  Sat Prep – big batch of plain rice
  • Sat Prep – Chicken Stock  – boiled carcass with wilted celery scraps, strained, picked chicken meat off bones & threw the whole pot in the fridge. Love those podcasts!

Saturday SupperOrange Chicken  – stir-fried carrot, celery, red pepper, broccoli. Added equal parts BBQ sauce and orange marmalade plus a squirt of Sriracha and heated to boil. Added almonds & chicken and served over rice.

  • Sun Prep – boiled eggs, drank coffee β˜•while writing blog posts πŸ“and playing with picture symbols πŸ’Ÿ. 

Sunday Breakfast – Toast and Egg Salad 

Sunday LunchSloppy Joe’s – leftover ground beef, equal parts ketchup, BBQ sauce and brown sugar. Sweet! Yep, we like it sweet. Served it on old stale hotdog buns from freezer. Tastes like my favorite lunch from the 1960’s. 

Sunday Supper – Popcorn

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