that word makes me think of that girl making the crazy face in the photo (the one on the right, i am NOT the one making the crazy face. that is my regular face, thank you very much). the girl is erin westberry, edub. and she says that word “roasted” all of the time. like when she makes a funny sarcastic comment. or bests you in some way.
and “roasted” is also her favorite meal. roasted chicken. this roasted chicken. and i can understand why it is her favorite. because it is just goodness.
if you happen to make it with these mashed potatoes and use some of the au jus to moisten up the potatoes a bit and as a little drizzle over the chicken and you will think you hear the trumpets of heaven blaring in your ears and you will eat even faster so that Jesus doesn’t arrive and take you Home whilst you still have chicken left on your plate. and if He doesn’t arrive and take you home then get another serving to assuage your sorrow.
we had it for dinner last night. and that girl left happy and full and on her way to gymnastics. she takes gymnastics, isn’t that precious? she wants to have her birthday party at the gymnastics studio (where we have been for some birthday parties for the under 10 year old set but never for the over 20 set). but i might have to go to that event. and buy a special leotard. ha.
update... i bought a good knife (thanks lori for the encouragement). i bought the forschner victorinox fibrox chef’s knife (recommended by cook’s illustrated as a BEST CHOICE and a great “all around if you only have one knife” knife) at brown’s home kitchen supply. well under $50 and worth every penny. it is made by the same company that makes swiss army knives. once i told adam about that, he ceased caring that i had bought a new knife. he also ceased caring when he cut up a side of beef last night for steaks for tonight and he was able to see the knife at work.
what was i thinking with my 25 year old walmart set of knives? i was missing out on the good life which was within my grasp so easily (all it took was $38).
this evening we are having the cast and crew of fsu’s theater production of “waiting for godot” over for dinner. maxx is the “boy” in that play and tonight they have no show and so we thought it would be nice to have them all over. they have been so sweet and taken such great care of maxx. it should be interesting conversation around ye olde table. i will be able to show off my extensive shakespeare knowledge to people who won’t roll their eyes. good times.
menu for tonight...
spinach salad, with gorgonzola, sweet pecans, and pear. pear and honey dressing
baked potatoes (sweet or white potato)
lemon and ginger iced tea
and mom’s apple cake with whipped cream for dessert
i better get cookin’. and refresh my shakespeare knowledge.