Day 13:: Roasted Chicken

I love Sunday style dinners and a roast chicken is amazingly easy to do and it leaves options for great leftover meals. I say spend the extra money and buy an organic, pastured chicken and make stock to really stretch your dollar.

The Recipe

Here’s what you need:

-Whole roasting chicken
-1 Bay leaf
-Olive oil or butter

Here’s what to do:

-Preheat the oven to 325°
-Rinse out the inside of the chicken (I know recent convention says not to do this, but I just have to) and then pat dry.
-Place 1/2 lemon and bay leaf inside the body cavity.
-Brush melted butter or olive oil over the chicken.
-Roast until meat thermometer inserted in the thigh reaches 165°


The Discussion

What is something we could do as a family to make the world a little better?

The Daily Tip

My husband is the one who introduced me to the concept of meat thermometer and I shake my head at how many years I went cooking without one. It’s a less than $10 purchase that keeps my pork from being overdone and my fears of salmonella at bay. Every well stocked kitchen needs one.

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