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Roast Chicken with Shallots

roasted chicken

Yes, I know another chicken  recipe but if you are like me, there are just so many ways to enjoy chicken and it’s so healthy.  Here is the story of this one.  It was 4:30 last Thursday and I have no idea what to make for dinner.  I had a cut up chicken in the fridge and went to Epicurious and looked around and found this recipe.  I made a couple of changes (of course!).  Number 1 the original recipe called for 4 large shallots.  As you can see from the picture above there are no shallots.  That is because I ate all the delicious omg shallots before I plated this.  So, I determined the number of shallots needs to be at least doubled.  I didn’t use the parsley either as I didn’t have any in the house but it was delicious without it!

The only other thing I did was to add the chicken stock to create a fabulous pan jus.  This recipe comes from the book French Farmhouse Cookbook which I just may order after trying this.  Nothing like a super simple delicious, healthy week night dinner! Continue reading Roast Chicken with Shallots

Butternut Leek Soup

butternut leek soup

I love this soup recipe. The combination of the roasted butternut with the leeks and ginger is fantastic.  I don’t usually do the fried Leek garnish, but last night Bill and I went out to dinner and his appetizer had these beautiful tasty little fried leeks on it, and when Bill saw the leeks on my cutting board, he asked if I was making fried leeks and I said, good idea!  They will make my picture look pretty.

As quality control I had to have a bowl before I finished this post and I can tell you, the little crispy fried leeks are totally worth it!  :) Continue reading Butternut Leek Soup