Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm No Cook

Now, I'm no cook--if I could hire anyone it would be someone to do the cooking in this house. That being said, I just have to post this recipe I got from my daughter. It's one of the easiest, most delicious recipes I've used--and I always get good results. Try it--you won't be disappointed.

Oven Rotisserie Chicken

1 whole fryer (washed and patted dry)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
one onion--quartered
Mix spices together and rub on chicken and in cavity. Stuff the quartered onion inside chicken cavity. Place in roasting pan and bake for approximately 5 hours at 250 degrees. (May cover if you like less crispy skin). The recipe says to let spices sit on bird overnight but we've never taken the time to do this. Works well with no advance marinating. The meat will fall off the bones--very easy! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Can't Wait

Is there anyone out there who loves Christmas as much as I do? I absolutely love this time of year as we head into the holidays. It starts with Halloween when I get to put my leafy, gold, orange, and red decorations all over the house. Then I replace my ghoulish fare with *turkey stuff*. My pilgrims are smiling on the fireplace mantle and on the kitchen island. My ceramic turkey peaks out from underneath the hand towel in the bathroom. I'm patiently waiting for Thanksgiving to arrive--along with an over-abundance of food, family and fun. And then . . . and then comes Christmas! As I write about Christmas I look outside to see snow falling for the first time this November. Yep--it's a sure sign that Christmas is coming. When I hear people complain about snow, the shopping, the time involved in preparing for the holidays I can't help but wonder if they experience the same holiday I do. For me, this truly is the best time of the year. It's exciting, it's fun, it's joyful and it's an amazing time to remember our Saviour and His love for all of us. Hold that thought--and make this Christmas one of the best ever.