15 September 2009

dinner inspiration




In an attempt to spend more time making slow-cooked homemade meals for my family, I thought that I would begin posting what I am working on each day. (well, days that I actually cook a proper meal that is... Maybe I am subconsciously trying to pressure myself to cook more!) I won't be writing a lot, but posting the meal plan and a photo if possible.

Thus, today I put a beautiful roasting chicken in the slow cooker this morning. I had purchased it from my new butcher - something that has me excited about cooking more meat. I brought in herbs and carrots from the gardens to add to the bird. The house has such a delicious smell this afternoon!


19 comments:

Chemin des Muguets said...

A perfect dish for this time of year. I love the look of the petites carrottes!

Marjorie

BROCANTE said...

So when can we all come for dinner? I am sure this is going to tast like heaven! Bon apetit!

A.Love said...

um, can I be as prepared and awesome as you? i have to go to dream dinners and get freezer meals to thaw and cook because the kitchen after a day of work is just so overwhelming!! ;)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I have often thought of doing the same more regularly - posting dinner. I never tire of these posts and your naked chicky is lovely!

julie said...

yummy! i need all the inspiration on dinner as i can get! cant wait!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Wonderful.......I could use some help with my daily menus, I have fallen off on the cooking lately.
Sounds yummy. You really can fall from being a gourmet cook to eating cereal all the time-LOL!
I will try to be a good student and follow your direction.

jules said...

yum, yum. I am guessing you added broth, but how long did you cook it and at what temp? thanx a bundle, Jules

Florence said...

Nothing is more rewarding than a home cooked meal. Fall seems to be the best time to bring out those crock pots, they are a lifesaver.

Chatelaine said...

Sounds delicious and easy. Love xookng with a slow cooker. Good smells for hours!

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful chicken (sounds odd, but it is!). Have you ever tried putting herbs under the skin? Ooh la la. I also like to take a couple of handfuls of oregano, sage and parsley and make a 'nest' for the chicken to rest on. It cooks wonderfully that way and the flavors really seep into the bird. Strain afterwards for a delicious sauce.

Cooking 101 over now.

Have a perfect week!

xoxo
Jane

Apron of the Month Club said...

What a wonderful 1-plate dish. I am usually running around all day, then rush home to cook. It would be nice to have something ready for me when I arrive at home. My daughter GiGi likes anything with chicken.

Thanks for sharing,
Yoli Kalkofehttp://apronofthemonthclub.blogspot.com/

Federica said...

Bon apetit! Looks sooo good!

Kristin said...

I have to giggle as I opened a bag of frozen Bertolli pasta for my Mom that was coming to spend the night. I thought I was doing good by not just giving her tostito chips and some salsa...tee hee hee. Do the make something like what you are making that I can find in the frozen section, or seriously can I come for dinner? I would bring a bottle of wine and a dessert (unfrozen :)..I promise, wink)

Happy day to you!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

Looks absolutely yummy...I'm really ready for soups and stews and fall leaves!
Barbara
http://bhalsteaddesign.blogspot.com

Kasey said...

thanks for sharing and making me drool all over my fricken keyboard.

Philigry said...

yum!
i have a recipe for a slow-cooker carrot cake. i think i will make it really soon!

paige said...

darn it if that bird & those perfect carrots don't make a gorgeous photo

love your new profile picture too!

Nomosian said...

nice - is that one of your chickens from the back yard???

The Cape House said...

That looks like it's going to be absolutely wonderful when it's done!