FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Revol Red Rooster Roaster.....

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!

26 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your chicken looks and sounds delicious. I might have to try your way of cooking the chicken and potatoes.

Christine said...

Mmmmm, sounds so yummy! I can see why your eldest son invited himself over. Your cooking & photo journaling are stunning, and that red rooster roaster... to die for, great find! Happy MM! Christine :D

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

That looks absolutely delicious! There's nothing like a good homemade roast chicken. It fills the house with such a good aroma too!
Thank for sharing!
Cindy
www.chalkaboutit.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

That chicken looks amazing! Love the red rooster roaster.

A Grain of Salt said...

Wow, that looks perfect, Barb. Love the chickie roaster!

Cathy said...

A roast chicken and potatoes are the perfect Sunday dinner. Love that red rooster roaster too.

I love it when my kids stop by for dinner.

Dishesdone said...

Barb, that chicken had a big butt, you could have used an orange, LOL! Onion sounds good, too!

The red roaster is so pretty! That was a good heads up from Marsha! What a great deal on that! and Susan's towel goes perfectly with it! It all looks great, the chicken, the potatoes! I'm getting hungry!

Marsha said...

Barb, the chicken looks wonderful in that new red roaster! The herb mixture you used sounds like it must have flavored the chicken and made the kitchen smell divine. I love roasted potatoes too - your son is smart to know when to stop over for a great meal!

From what I can see Susan's towel looks beautiful too!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love that red roaster!! What a great way to dress up a chicken. How did I miss that tip? That is one huge, delicious-looking chicken, Barb!

ellen b said...

That chicken looks so great in that roaster!! Love it!

Shelia said...

Oh, your chicken looks fantastic and what a pretty little pot it's in. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mary said...

What a fabulous meal! Is there anything better than chicken with roast potatoes on Sunday? Your photos and the collage are great.

Joyce said...

That Red Rooster is the cutest. I have to buy that for my daughter for sure!
Joyce

Cass @ That Old House said...

When's dinner?

I am swooning over that gorgeous roasted chicken, AND that gorgeous red rooster roaster... and now that phrase is gonna be stuck in my head and I'm going to be trying to say it fast, over and over and over and over....

Lovely post!
Cass
PS That is one BIG chicken!

Tes said...

It really looks delicious, but that red rooster roaster is really pretty! What a nice presentation! Yum!

Debbie said...

That chicken has no idea how good it looks in that beautiful red revol roaster! Barb, love the mosaic.

Carolyn said...

I don't blame your son for inviting himself over-it looks delicious!

Carolyn

Meri said...

Yummy! And I was planning to skip dinner. . .

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That rooster roaster is just the cutest thing, and apparently also does a great job with the chicken. That looks so good, and so do those potatoes! laurie

Kathleen said...

Looks like an excellent dinner, Barb..The potatoes look great too!
That was a great price for the chicken roaster..we paid so much more for the white one!

Leslie said...

I love that red roaster. Where did you get it?

Foley said...

For those who have asked the roaster came from Target - $14.98 !!

pierre said...

hi barbara
thanks for your nice comment
hope we'll have further correspondance
cheers from Paris France
Pierre

Barbara said...

I'm in love with your red roaster! Thanks for letting us know where you got it. What a great price!
The chicken looks perfect too!

Cynthia said...

Barb, what a scrumptious looking dinner. I'm sure that cooking the chicken in that red roaster just made it that much better. With the roasted potatoes, it sounds like a healthy and tasty meal. I think that it's very thoughtful of your son to want to help you eat that delicious bird. He wouldn't want you to get tired of leftovers. ;)

Sharon said...

I'm not sure I should visit here anymore. I gained 2 pounds just by looking! You'd think will all this drool on my keyboard, I would have lost some weight. ;)