Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Eating Locally




Here's our ten pound pasture-raised local chicken before the roasting and after. I had to use my turkey roasting pan because the other one was too small. I filled the cavity with sliced apples from our apple trees and sliced lemons from the farmer's market. The vegetables around it all came from local farms: leeks, potatoes, carrots and Tokyo turnips (much tastier than regular turnips). I roasted it for about 70 minutes at 425 degrees. Olive oil, salt and pepper made the skin delicious. It was yummy. We have enough left for all of you to come for dinner tonight. Kerry stripped the carcass so today I'm going to make stock. It's cold and rainy outside so a nice chicken casserole would be good to warm our insides for dinner.
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4 comments:

Oklahoma Farmgirl said...

Yummy!! Thanks for sharing. It is horrid in OK today. Sleet, freezing temps, just plain cold & ugly. But predicting mid 60's to lower 70's by Fri. & a nice Sat. Crappy winter weather returns on Sun. Ya just gotta love OK weather. It changes moment by moment. Take care. I'm making soup tonight!!


Blessed be...

Kirby3131 said...

That looks really good! I bet it was amazing.

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog (about the Dr. visit) - you all helped me through a really bad day and I appreciated it so much.

Kristin

blogauthor said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

Sarah said...

$15 was a great deal for that bird! Dinner, leftovers, and stock. Fantastic!