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Dinner [Mar. 24th, 2008|10:53 pm]
Lanette
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Yum. I finally went grocery shopping tonight. It's like a miracle to be in a low pain level most of the time even though I get bad side effects on occasion. I bought major groceries and got a whole chicken on sale for $3.26. I also bought myself more beef jerky and protein bars to take to work for snacks.

I rubbed it with EV Olive Oil, black pepper, salt, onion salt, and fresh rosemary from my yard. I then put a sprig of Rosemary inside of it and cooked it for 1.5 hours on 375f until the meat thermometer showed a safe over 185 degrees. Craig and I just LOVED it.

For starters I made us a salad of green leaf lettuce, diced cucumbers, green onions, sprouts and feta cheese.

Filling and amazing. I highly recommend it if you are all "bad fooded" out from Easter. Just the hard workout, the fresh dinner, and packing a healthy lunch has me feeling more under control when in reality, my work world is pretty chaotic right now.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-03-25 11:55 am (UTC)
Good girl! And that chicken sounds delicious. I'm all about taking a whole, unpeeled orange, slashing the sides a little, and stuffing it in the cavity before roasting. It just keeps the birdie moist.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-25 04:17 pm (UTC)
Yum! I haven't tried that with an Orange, but I like the idea.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2008-03-25 04:25 pm (UTC)
If you have a big enough piece of fruit, you can stuff the chicken in the orange.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-03-25 01:39 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing! :)

Just fyi... poultry is only 165 degrees safely cooked.

Edited at 2008-03-25 01:39 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
Good to know. Also, I have Rosemary, Mint, Chives and one other herb (can't remember right now) in my yard. I always have extra if you want to go cut some.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-03-25 05:42 pm (UTC)
How is the Rosemary growing? I know it can grow like a weed in the right conditions. I will take you up on your offer next time I'm over. :) I love herbs.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-25 05:46 pm (UTC)
It's huge. Craig was upset I just cut a whole bunch off of it and wasted it, but it was growing over all of the other plants and that couldn't be allowed.
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[User Picture]From: carryaway
2008-03-25 05:48 pm (UTC)
Rosemary is deadly to other plants! I did an internship at the Crowne Plaza in Hilton Head Island, SC and we had a little garden at the edge of the beach. The Rosemary completely took over and killed the other herbs within a matter of weeks. God Craig, it's just pruning. I guess it's a woman thing. He wouldn't understand. ;-) I even told him that it'd take over and grow like wildfire if given the chance. Wait when it's a little warmer.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2008-03-25 03:13 pm (UTC)
Sounds delish! I've been too chicken to cook a full chicken. *l*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-25 04:19 pm (UTC)
It is super simple. The keys are 1. Spice it well. 2. Allow enough time. 3. Keep it simple. No need to get too fancy. It's good even with just salt and pepper.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2008-03-26 12:56 am (UTC)

I love rosemary...such a versatile herb...

I literally have an entire field of rosemary planted...your chicken sounds totally delish :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-26 12:59 am (UTC)

Re: I love rosemary...such a versatile herb...

If you make it up to Seattle you'll have to come over for dinner. I love cooking in my kitchen.
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[User Picture]From: specsafety
2008-03-26 01:27 am (UTC)

Re: I love rosemary...such a versatile herb...

I would love that....and I know you and your mom are coming down this way next year....I would love to cook you guys some great food too...with plenty of rosemary of course!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-03-26 02:11 am (UTC)

Re: I love rosemary...such a versatile herb...

My Mom and I both love to eat healthy food, and hang in the Ocean.
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