Last night’s dinner
Here are the Peanut/sesame noodles from last night. They were mighty tasty and we even had a bit of chilled white wine to go with it. I do need to be less lazy and take the pictures with a proper camera instead of my blackberry. The noodles look pretty anaemic.
The weather seems to be becoming a lot more seasonal (ie chilly) and it is dark outside. Madison and I are going to be holing-up inside and smelling something lovely cooking would be great.
I picked-up chickens at our new source yesterday so it will be roast chicken and stuffing with “french fries”.
The chicken is pretty straight forward and this chicken is about 5 lbs. Take the chicken and give the cavity a quick rinse. Season with salt and pepper.
In a microwave safe bowl place 2 T. butter and 1/2 a chopped onion. Nuke until soft (about 2 minutes). Add to the bowl; 3 cups of cubed bread, zest of a lemon, parsley and a tsp of dried thyme.
Stuff the chicken with the mixture and place in a roast pan (spray it with a bit of oil before you do so). Put in a 350 degree oven for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours or until the juices run clear when you poke the meatiest part of it with a knife.
Slice potatoes (I’m doing three and not peeling them) into french fry size and put in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper and some rosemary. Toss to coat and place on a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone sheet.
When the chicken is finished let it rest on the top of the stove. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees and put in the french fries are crunchy.
Serve with the chicken alongside some sliced tomatoes.
We’ll go into what to do with all the leftovers tomorrow.