Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There's something about having people over for dinner that makes me want to branch out and try cooking something new. So having Sasha and James stay with us has been a lot of fun. For the last several weeks I've been wanting to try roasting a chicken, and tonight I finally took the plunge. Now I know I may sound like an amateur to some of you expert cooks out there, but I've never roasted a turkey, a cornish game hen, etc, so this was a big thing for me. And let me tell you, it was delicious!! I found the recipe in a Mediterranean cookbook, and it's pretty simple. I was actually surprised at how much flavor it had, given that the only spices in the recipe were thyme, salt and pepper. I basically just slathered the chicken in olive oil, added some salt and pepper, and stuffed it with lemon and thyme. Put it into the oven for 2 hours, adding the vegetables after an hour, and viola! I will definitely make this again.