A drunk chicken and tired me

Earlier in the week dad was telling me about a dish he remembered growing up that his friends dad made a lot.

All he could remember was it was while and good.

We got a whe chicken the other day. I have around 5 dollars or so for it at Aldis. We got a bottle of white wine at County Market . I got Berringers  Chenin Blanc. I gave around 6dollars for that.

Here is how I made mine.

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees

wash your chicken and pull the skin back leaving it in tack rub meat liberally with your choice of seasonings I used a little salt an Italian blend, sage and garlic. Then pull skin back down and rub with same seasoning.  I then brushed with melted butter and roasted 1 hour breast side down.

meanwhile, peel and quarter 1 medium potatoe per person into a bowl. Cover with water and salt liberally. Get a crusty loaf of French or garlic bread ready to bake.

After Chicken has baked an hour , drain potatoes, push chicken to end of pan add potatoes cook about 30 minutes until potatoes are almost tender now turn chicken breast side up add wine and cook about 30 minutes more take out to set while bread cooks.

I served the au jus in a dish.

Dad was very pleased  at the outcome

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carve at table for dramatic effect or cut up in the kitchen whichever you prefer. Since it was just dad and I I cut us each a leg and thigh and wrapped the rest . I will either make chicken salad or chicken enchiladas

Be sure you have a cork screw! Dad didn’t and I had to walk downtown in search of one. Luckily the Mainstreet Marketplace had some gadgets and it was reasonably priced. It was a hot walk and by he time dinner was over and dishwasher loaded I was beat!😺

This is an easy meal for a Sunday dinner for 4 or a romantic dinner for two.

You could easily make this for date night straighten your house and get dressed after work while it cooks . Add candlelight and a rose to the table serve the rest of the wine to drink!💋

Do you have a dish that sounds fancy but practically cooks itself?

Sunny Sunday-more craft fair fun

Hello everyone! I am still at my Dad’s in Hannibal and not been able to do much crafting. However last week we did spend a couple days at the craft fair that was here in town. I thought I would share a few of my awesome purchases.

There was two booths that were selling air plants. One had them set on pretty seascapes. I got one of these for my desk the first day and an extra plant to put in some driftwood (dad and I picked up a few nice pieces on one of our walks.

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Saturday we found these cute hanging globes with airplants and these were already in bloom. I decided to get another to hang in my office since Chloe likes to steal stuff off my desk. Now if I can keep her from trying to climb the curtain to get at it.  The round one is mine and the teardrop one is Dad’s.

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I got two nice leather bracelets and a slave bracelet. I haven’t worn jewelry in a while but decided to get me some casual things I can wear daily.

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My niece went to get another ring like she had gotten last year and the seller made us a deal saving us each five dollars so I got one as well. Mine says never give up—never fail a reminder for myself when I feel like I am failing and want to give up…which has been a lot lately.

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I also got this beautiful locally made Indian jewelry. Sorry the  picture of it disapeared!

There were so many booths even in three days I am sure we missed a few. We did get some dip and soup mixes as well as the other stuff.

My niece got a crocheted top. I think I may try to make the skirts I saw there. She is an adorable 17 year old cheerleader with a cute body. She can carry off that look.

There is this amazing pottery shop in town that I have eyed since the first time I came up here. I had hoped to get a lesson but they no longer do that. Dad got a beautiful butter dish and I got him a green one that says Oleo on it. I decided I wanted to replace all my old sets of dishes at home with one nice one so we went back and got a complete set for home.

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Have you been to any craft fairs or shows this summer? Did you find any great items?

 

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