|HOT OUT OF THE OVEN|
Emmie Lou Who and Baby M are home for a few weeks and Emmie needs special care...expecting Baby #2, and her doctor wants her to take it easy for a few weeks...just a minor problem but we don't want anything to become a bigger problem.
Dinners like the one assigned for this week are perfect for Emmie who loves vegetables and healthy meals like this chicken dish. We made 2 pots (barely fit into the oven) so that she can have healthy leftovers. We shredded the second chicken and made BBQ sandwiches that were delicious and shared with other family who came to hang out.
|MOIST CHICKEN AND FLAVORFUL VEGETABLES|
We added sweet potatoes to Dorie's mix, clipped fresh rosemary, thyme, and oregano, found a bay leaf, and then added peach syrup to make the sauce...no alcohol for our house. The syrup added a lovely sweetness that helped the veges to caramelize a bit and added great flavor. But, this meal was being consumed before I could reduce the sauce and pour over the chicken and veges before serving. No matter, the veges were tender and flavorful as was the chicken.
This chicken dish smelled so good that as soon as it was removed from the oven, it was being eaten. Even before I could get it onto a serving plate; just couldn't wait. Hubby agreed that this meal is delicious.
And I like the fact that this meal is easy to put together. These are common, pantry vegetables. Everything goes into one pot, or two at our house, roasts relatively fast due to a high heat, cleans up easily, and tastes delicious.
|2nd POT--COOKED A LITTLE LONGER FOR SHREDDING|
This is a great winter dinner, perfect for families, and just right for busy people who want to put a meal in the oven and forget it while it cooks. We'll make this again soon.
Even though this meal appears to be common in many ways, what made it different for me is cooking at such a high heat, and the addition of a sweet syrup which added great flavor and added to the wonderful cooking aroma...made everyone want to be home for dinner. These little differences that work are one reason I enjoy this group...new ideas every time.
|SIMPLE, HEALTHY, FLAVORFUL FAMILY MEAL|
Just looking at these photos makes me want to eat this again.
Hope you all are enjoying the beginnings of a great new year. I look forward to seeing your meals.