When the downpour drench of April showers comes, your el cheapo deluxe umbrella broke, your hair resembles a wet dog, your fave leather boots are all soaked in disgusting rainwater and the wind chill is so cold that you want to cry, these are the days that you should become savvy with making a Heartwarming Recipe for a Cold, Rainy Day.
Not to mention if you’re solo, sometimes the best thing in the world is to come home, cozy up in comf-pants and wool socks and cook up a satisfying, heartwarming meal that you can make exactly the way you want! -Without some whiny, douchey, boyfriend in the way. So kick off your wet booties sister, pull that hair back and get cookin’ with these deelish recipes that are as good for your hot body as they are for your soul.
Herb Roasted Chicken with Roasted Root Veggies
Every good cook should know how to make a basic whole roasted chicken! Simple, easy and so incredibly tasty!
One pan Serves 4-5
Pre Heat the oven to 475 Degrees F
About 1- 1 ½ Hrs
* 1 whole chicken — (3 1/2 to 4-pound)
* 4 Garlic cloves, minced
* 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves — chopped
* 2 tablespoon dried sage – leaves–; chopped
* 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary — chopped
Season Well with sea salt .. Salt is KEY for roasting!!
* 2 T Olive Oil
* 1 lemon sliced
1. )Always wash your chicken first and pat dry with a clean paper towel..Use the Salt to season the inside cavity and the outside with S and P.
2.) Mix the minced garlic in a mixing bowl with the thyme, sage, rosemary and olive oil. Use this herbed oil blend to rub into the cavity of the chicken as well as all over the outside…
** The natural cooking process will infuse the meat of the chicken thru the cavity… cooking from the inside out!!!
3.) Put the rosemary stems into the cavity of the chicken, and squeeze each lemon slice inside of the cavity, place the whole slices inside, and leave to roast.
4.) Place the chicken in a roasting pan and place into the oven.
5.) . Roast for about 1 to 1 ½ hours, or until the chicken is golden brown, and the juices run clear. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before carving, its got to cool & ** Let the Juices settle again!!
** Ways to tell if it done: Juice is clear, firm to the touch, Wiggle the chicken legs, or check for an internal temp of 170 degrees F… Let her cool off for at least 10 minutes, to let those juices settle, watch-out she’s hot!
And of course you can always call the girls over to indulge in the fun of a Heartwarming recipe. There’s nothing like a long day that ends in a hot meal, comfy pants, a couch and a bestie group of girlfriends!