Seriously? Roast a chicken? I know that’s not that big of a deal, but it was the first time I’ve ever put an entire carcass into the oven, so I felt it a momentous occasion. It’s amazing how anatomical that raw bird was. I was amazed by the joints, neck, little tail… I’m a nurse, so of course it was all very scientific;) I don’t know what I thought would go wrong, but luckily it didn’t. My chicken turned out beautifully.
I used this simple recipe and set the bird up on baby red potatoes and yellow onions. It was crispy and juicy and relatively perfect, if I do say so myself. I also made this carrot souffle and these delicious cornbread muffins (thank you Steph.) The table was lit with tapers. Something about candles at a table creates atmosphere and encourages good conversation.
Our friends the Binghams and the Piepers joined us for dinner (and added a fantastic, fresh salad and a pumpkin pecan ice cream cake!!) We realized that 9 for dinner is our max. We used six chairs, our porch bench, and had Milo in our lap! The table was nice and cozy, and we’ll be sure to do it again. Another chicken, another party, another night.
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