I came back from vespers on Saturday
with a determination to cook for my husband,
a good way to love and shore up things, I have found.
And so Monday the main thing I did was prepare a 5lb chicken,
roast it with chicken broth and white wine, mushrooms, onion, garlic and lots of butter.
And it turned out that My Beloved had some real but non-serious mishaps in the day,
really needed that home that I could make for him and I lit candles,
he admired the golden roasted chicken,
cut open the first baked-in-the-oven potato wrapped in foil...
and it was good, warm, with gentle conversation and it felt so good just to be there,
providing that warm home cooked meal with candles lit...
it is home, the warm safe harbour, that we are all wishing to come home too...
Recipe for the Roast Chicken:
Sliced onion and a lemon quartered in cavity.
Chicken broth, over 1 cup white wine, butter,
garlic under skin of chicken and butter, salt and pepper over skin.
Mushrooms. Baked 400F for 40 minutes,
then more wine over (half cup), baked 60 minutes still covered.
I could of baked it at a lower temperature,
with the same amount of baking time,
and with less liquid.
it was so tender, it was falling off the wooden spoons
I was using to take the chicken out!!!
I am thinking that I will make a simple chicken cream casserole with
some of this chicken, as well as having some for easy lunches
Today I hope to do a lot of writing accomplished...
What are your hopes for today?