Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rosie Cooks A Hen.

With the Hawthornelets at home I try to always have something in the fridge and freezer which can be adapted to their varying tastes.
Chicken is very versatile and fits the bill perfectly. Plus it's quite economical. I got this 4 1/2 pound bird for $2.64.
First, I'm making an herb/citrus stuffing to go underneath the skin. My ingredients: 1/2 stick butter zest of one orange thyme basil prosciutto left over from breakfast
I mixed all together ...
... and stuffed it underneath the skin as far back as I could push.
I stuck a whole head of garlic in the cavity since I love the delicate garlic puree.
Then I added in the sliced orange.
I poured in some chicken stock and it's ready for a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until it registers 165 degrees on a thermometer.
And here's my chickie. I poured the chicken joos out and refrigerated that. When the fat congeals on top I'll scoop it off and use the stock for something else.
I cut a few slices of my penis bread
It has a very nice texture.
For breakfast, you might want a BJ. That's butter and jelly. What were you thinking?
This was a light, delicious sandwich. I toasted my penis bread, added some sliced chicken with the basil and thyme stuffing, cut a garden tomato, and added some mixed mesclun greens and basil leaves from the garden.
The basil leaves really brightened up this sandwich.
Youngest Hawthorne described this as "superb." Middle Hawthorne loves his tortillas.
I heated up my pan and some olive oil, added in the chicken and some cumin and just heated through.
While the chicken was heating, I fried up a tortilla ...
... and made a quick salsa. Just chopped tomatoes, chopped onion, chopped green pepper, minced red jalapeno, salt and pepper, and a teaspoon each cider vinegar and sugar.
The cumin-seasoned chicken went on my tortilla.
Then I topped the whole with both cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.
A quick trip under the broiler to melt the cheese, then I added the salsa and some creme fraiche.
Middle Hawthorne gave this two thumbs up.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

"I cut a few slices of my penis bread" - ouch.

All that looks yummy.