It has been so cold and snowy all week long and it just keeps coming down. That's a picture of my brave postman..the only person out on the road yesterday. I don't know about you but my inclination always is to hunker down and start cooking in this sort of weather!
I think that for weather like this that there is nothing quite as wonderful as roasted chicken. ( and possibly a delightful Cabernet !) Slowly roasted chicken is one of the loveliest meals that I can think of and it is so easy . It's also the recipe that I give out the most. If you're intimidated by it you shouldn't be . Just write me and I'll get you through it!
Shown here is approximately one weeks meals from one chicken. We started last Sunday by roasting the bird in a fragrant mirepoix of carrots, celery , onions , squash and garlic . I slathered an herb seasoned butter underneath the skin and stuffed it with fresh lemons, onions ,fresh sage and garlic. I roasted it at 350 for about 2 hours and basted it with drippings and a bit of broth every 15 minutes. I made a huge pot of risotto with Parmesan and peas and that's what we ate that evening.
I made some chicken salad the next day and the day after that mixed the chicken and some steamed asparagus with the left over risotto. On Thursday the whole thing, chicken, mirepoix and risotto became a huge pot of soup that we've been enjoying all weekend.
All this bliss from one 7 pound chicken! It makes being snowed in a joy!
If you would like the recipes please feel free to email me at [email protected]. Please put "snowed in chicken recipes" in the subject line!