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?

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Today is Dads 75th birthday. I was lucky enough to get to go to spend a few weeks with him. I am going to make  him peanut butter cookies and you saw yesterday what I made for his gift. If you missed it check it out here.

Dad moved to Hannibal after mom passed away. I think he has been there around 5 years. He got a nice apartment in the old Mark Twain Hotel. It is right on the river and a block from downtown. so I get to walk downtown and to the coffee shop.  We will do some walking and I will make him some new dishes I have tried.

I always look forward to these visits, but usually go in fall.  I usually go at least once or twice  a year. It is my get away place! This year I will get to go to the  4th of July festival. I want to see the frog jump contest. maybe I will find a frog. LOL.

My brother also lives here so I will get to see the nieces and nephews. My sister in law is supposed to teach me how to use my silhouette cameo.

So look for  some cool pictures coming up!

Do you have a favorite place you like to go  to get away?

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