Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday Dinner







Sunday dinner in our family really hasn't changed for 4 generations. Meat, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green vegetable, orange vegetable, green salad, fresh fruit, dessert. That's how grandma Marion did it, that how my mom did it, and now that is how I do it. If its roast beef, I always put in 2 0r 3 roasts, because I never know who is coming to dinner. The constants are the grandparents and the great- grandparents.



This Sunday was chicken:



I like chicken pieces more than a whole chicken. I coat them in flour, salt and pepper the crap out of them (that is term you will hear a lot from me, if you know someone who is not a very good cook its because they are not doing the aforementioned) drizzle a little oil on them and brown them at 450 degrees, till browned. After they are browned add, bay leaves, 2 or 3 cloves garlic crushed, dried onion, a couple teaspoons chicken base (see pic) and just a little water (there should already be liquid from the chicken), next cover and put back into the oven. Now since I'll be away at church for the next 4-5 hours I am going to cook it really slow at 250 degrees, but you could do it as quick as 1-2 hours at 325.

next;

mashed potatoes


carrots with brown sugar


corn (best, coscto white corn)


green beans (fresh from costco)


home canned peaches


green salad with rice vinegar and oil


But the crowning achievement of the meal my beautiful cake. . . . . behold! I'll have to post that recipe later . . . .just to keep you wanting more!

8 comments:

JAMIE said...

good work nat im excited to keep up with you and all your fancy cooking, the sunday meal sounds alot like my familys, but the chicken sounds top notch, i'll have to give it a whirl

gramee said...

i am still looking for that cake...

wellkept said...

Well, the whole Primary thing makes sense now, coat and sunglasses????
Mike and the kids will be up for Sunday dinner. Ha Ha!!!!
love your blog!

Sarah said...

Nan- made the chicken tonight for dinner it was really good. You didn't mention that it makes it's own incredible gravy. I made it with a spaghetti squash side dish and salad but once I saw the gravy I had to wipe up some mashed potatoes. Thanks for the recipes. We should hang out some time.

lindetsmith said...

so,,, chicken pieces, if am at Costco, what am i looking for and where
brenda

Nan said...

if you are at costco, they sell chicken breasts, or chicken thights, you can get either one or both, you want skin on, bone in. At a store like Smiths, they often sell "whole chicken cut up" Or you can cut up your own chicken, but you will have to check with Martha steward on that one!

Mum in Bloom said...

Nan this recipe look fabulous! Gonna give it a try and will blog the results - now, where to find that cake recipe, eh?

Mum in Bloom said...

I made this the other night and it was fab! Thank you :)
http://muminbloom.blogspot.com/2010/02/recipe-slow-roasted-chicken-pieces.html