When the weather is cold the oven goes on low and slow and roasts and stews are the order of the day. From now until the weather starts to warm our home will most likely be full of the aromas of simmering liquids and hearty winter herbs like sage and rosemary. Stone fruits and jams replace fresh herbs as flavorings and the calorie counts rise to cope with the need to stay warm. It’s my favorite time of the year, and roast chicken is one of my favorite dishes to make.
The smells of slow roasting poultry immediately get me thinking of the Holidays. Thoughts of family gatherings past and things that were said around hot meals on blustery evenings with much laughter and joking, holiday specials on television for us kids and veiled references to what was bought for whom. The good times in our family were always most pronounced when the weather got cool, and for me this type of food epitomies family, friends and love.
This chicken recipe is one of my mother’s go-to’s. I share it with all of you in the spirit of the Holidays and I hope that you enjoy it with family and friends. With laughter and joy and perhaps a holiday movie on for the kiddos so that they too have memories like mine when they get to be our ages.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 5g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Nothing, it’s Mom’s recipe. I don’t muck with those.
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