aw sad, another holiday away from home. I missed you guys quite a bit, as usual, and really missed having food that was not thanksgiving food! you know, like fish and other chinese things. anyway, here is what I (and my friends) made: herb-roasted chicken with potatoes/carrots, baked mac ‘n’ cheese, green beans with garlic, mushroom stir-fry, sweet potatoes w/marshmallows (this is the american tradition we’ve been missing out on!), and boxed stuffing just because. dessert was a maple pecan tart and an amazing apple crumble + vanilla ice cream.
Herb-roasted chicken. I actually made this circa November 2009 as well, but it is really simple actually as long as you don’t have hang-ups about whole chickens, or something. I always feel weird massaging it with butter. Anyway! The great thing about roasting chickens is that they really don’t require much! You could very easily rub it down with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and lemon if you’re into it, and throw it in the oven. The trick is to get the flavoring under the skin, by loosening it from the neck. I’m not very good at that yet, but I tried. Recipe after the jump!