I'm no longer a Chicken Virgin.
It's amazing, but up until this point in my 30 years of life...I've somehow managed to avoid cleaning, stuffing, tying or prying chickens, turkeys or any other poultry for that matter. It's true that I have eaten my fair share of fowl, but I have managed to avoid the dirty details of fixing most things that look like they do in life...until yesterday.
We found this blog which gave us ideas for 1 chicken, 17 healthy meals at cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com - check it out here: http://cheaphealthygood.blogspot.com/2009/02/1-chicken-17-healthy-meals-26-bucks-no.html. So, we're giving it a try.
I'm cooking Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken with Two Lemons (recipe at the above site) for dinner tonight with roasted potatoes and carrots. I'm excited about the rest of the meals to follow later this week. I guess if I'm going to fix my first chicken - I might as well do it right. Our chicken is a whopping 9.5 lbs! I am curious to see how long it takes to fully-cook.
I'll let you know how the recipe turns out later! For now....it smells DE-LIC-IOUS! I feel so gross just discussing my carnivorous ways. Oh well ;(
Dear Lord: Please bless this food!
Amen & Happy cooking!