Over the weekend, I set the DVR to record our local PBS affiliate, MPTV. Julia Child was going to be featured on a fund drive. Watching the shows, we saw her omelet episode, bouillabaisse episode, and my favorite, the chicken episode. Having pulled a roaster out of the freezer, it reminded me how a simple roast chicken could be.
I worked from home today as I had to chaperone the other half to the doctor to have his esophagus looked at. I know, how does a foodie get along with someone with a sensitive tummy? I make it work. Admittedly, it can be hard at times…but that is part of the challenge. Long story short, I had the time today…middle of the week…to roast a chicken. The basic roast is my favorite. Salt, pepper, and some butter. Moist, flavorful, easy to create leftover variations. I like the basic approach as I don’t have to commit to a series of leftovers. I can take some and make an Asian dish. The next day Italian…and Mexican the next. If I start out making a honey-balsamic glazed chicken…I’m kinda stuck in the Mediterranean genre.
After a long wait in the doctor’s office and a never-ending series of emails and phone calls for work, this was a great cap to the day. Don’t be afraid…the chicken is your friend…and the whole chicken is your juicy friend. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!