Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Good Dinner

Roast chicken (Just a chicken, salt&peppered -- maybe a few garlic cloves stuffed inside, roasted at 450degrees till it's 165degrees. Pour white wine into the roasting pan to keep the drips from smoking too much.

Baked potatoes. (Use that oven. Work it, work it!)

Steamed broccoli. (I make a "dip" of mayo and plain yogurt. A squirt of lemon juice if we feel fancy.)

If ambitious, make stock of neck and giblets with an onion while chicken roasts. Use this and the white wined pan drippings to make gravy.

Simple and delicious.

After dinner, throw the carcass into the crockpot with another onion, cover with water, and let crock overnight. In the morning, strain it, cool it. In the afternoon make chicken noodle soup with broth and throw in any leftover chicken from the roast.

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