Mmm…Roasted Chicken

This chicken was one of the treats we gave ourselves when we made that turducken order.  Mrs J pulled it out of the freezer today.  It went straight from the freezer to the oven, it took 1 hour and 45 minutes or so at 350 to cook through, the last 20 or so with the foil off.  this one was stuffed with a crawfish rice dressing that was just delicious.  I made a bit of gravy with the pan drippings that worked just great.

I had a half a head of cauliflower I roasted in some balsamic and olive oil with a couple-three cloves of pressed garlic.  And don’t tell me a real cook doesn’t use a garlic press because I’m not listening to ya. La la la la lah.

I was juggling oven time to get the bread baked and everything ready for the table.  Oh, the bread!  I ordered that baking tin thing with the holes all over it.  Worked great!  I did forget to slash the top as it went into the oven.  I started it out pretty hot, 450 or more but cranked that back to 350 or so after 10 or 15 minutes.  The salad was the last of the romaine hearts with some caesar’s dressing.

Enjoy!

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Gumbo

I’ve got nothin.  Reached back into the archives for some gumbo.  Pictures are captioned, mostly.  I mention the “trinity”-onions, bell peppers, and celery.  You don’t need much in the way of seasonings other than what you see in the pics.  Ground red pepper or hot sauce will make it as hot as you want.  Set a bottle of Tabasco on the table.  Salt to taste.

Enjoy!

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