the one where I'm actually a cook

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I roasted a chicken tonight.

Yes, you read that correctly, and we devoured it. I often share how I'm sometimes culinaryly challenged in any and all kitchens, but I changed that tonight. I selected this Ina Garten recipe and make my own little tweaks it to by asking others for their advice.

the unsuspecting dinner

Now, this post wouldn't be complete without a short video demonstrating how to actually prepare the chicken. I didn't make it that far. I started to wash it, remember that it was in fact a real chicken and not your typical breast or thigh, and I quickly became slightly freaked out that I was holding a whole bird in my hands.

And, yes, it's important to make sound effects when preparing your food.

ready for the oven

we killed it


Suburban Sweetheart said...

Uncooked chicken looks a lot like a fat man in the fetal position...

(PS, congrats on the cooking.)

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

I love Ina Garten and would have totally killed what was in the baggy, too.


alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

"i mean it's a whole chicken!", says allison.

yes, yes, it is :)

you're hilarious.

kakaty said...

Great job! And I was serious about the soup part...easier than roasting the chicken itself and so, so good. I just took the "chiken soup plunge" for the 1st time last fall and have made it at least 3 times since. It's super easy:

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Now you need a fabulously cute apron!

The Modern Gal said...

I presume by killing it you thought it was good? It looks tasty. You can cook one for me now.

Jamie said...

Ahhh now just by watching this will put the idea in my head that holding a whole chicken is weird and it's going to freak me out. hahaha

You totally a cute apron though. I agree with Always a Bridesmaid.

Lil' Woman said...

Raw stuff makes me want to throw up! :) But great job and the fatman/fetal position comment had me dying laughing!! :)

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

A whole lemon? It looks like your chicken (which was cowering in fear in the first photo) was ballgaged by it and put in the over. Dirty minx :) Way to go!

Fizzgig said...

hey this looks suspiciously similar to engagement chicken.

back in like 2001 it was going around taht if you made this chicken w/a lemon in it youd be engaged soon.

I'll be waiting for that post.

Nevermind that i did it and didnt get engaged. the guy was a hoser.