Just try and say that 5 times really quick!!
My dear friend, Marsha from Marsha's Kitchen , gave me the heads up on this cute red rooster roaster, and to top it off it was Revol ... Ordered it right away and arrived wrapped in so much bubble wrap there was no way it was going to break! It is a beautiful bright red and looks fantastic on the wonderful red kitchen towel with lemons given to me by another dear friend Susan from Savoring Time in the Kitchen
First I had to get myself a chicken to roast, picked a 6 # one at Wal-Mart (first time I have ever seen a chicken with a pop-up timer!) That IS a chicken and not a turkey
Then, the seasoning. Since I didn't have a lemon to stick up it's butt... see Carol's blog There's Always Thyme to Cook for the explanation of that! I slathered garlic, rosemary, thyme on the inside of the chicken and then pushed a med onion up it's butt! After rubbing on some olive oil I used Herbs de Provence, rosemary, thyme and just a little sage on the outside.
Roasted at 350 for a little over two hours...
I couldn't believe all the juices at the bottom of the roaster...It was the most tender and juiciest chicken I have ever made. Even my oldest son, who invited himself over, thought it was fantastic!
A few thinly sliced potatoes, tossed in olive oil with sea salt and freshly ground pepper were roasted the last 30 minutes with the chicken as a simple side...these are so good!!
To finish off the meal was a large Romaine salad with everything I could find in my veggie bin...tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cauliflower topped off with homemade croutons which I buy from a local gal.
(Sorry, no photo on that)
A great meal for a Sunday evening...
I'm also joining Mary from the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday..make sure you check out her blog for links to some great mosaics!