Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One of those meals

This is one of those meals that I revert to. One of those meals that I never become tired of eating. One of those meals that most everyone likes.

It starts with chicken. A perfectly roast chicken.IMG_1229

whole chicken
1 stick butter (room temperature)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Rinse chicken, and pat dry. Stir together butter, thyme, rosemary, and sage. Spread all over the chicken, under the skin and on the top. Then season generously with salt to create a crust. Roast for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Then you add a little something to drizzle over it. Kirstin gave me this idea.
Pomegranate reduction:
1c pomegranate juice
2tbs cane sugar

Bring pomegranate juice and sugar to a boil. Reduce to simmer and stir occasionally until sauce has reduced and thickened (about 20-30 minutes).

Normally, we make this recipe with roasted potatoes or mashed. Today, we wanted to add some cheese and make a gratin. We followed this recipe.

Lastly, we love brussels sprouts. We eat them a few times a week.

Brussels Sprouts:
1lb of brussels
olive oil
peppers or any veggie you like or omit

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Arrange cleaned brussels sprouts and peppers on a baking sheet. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper. (sometimes I throw, thyme or rosemary on top as well, maybe some garlic). Roast for 30-40 minutes.

What is your go-to meal?

P.S. I'm over here today, sharing what inspires me most.


Cate said...

I am not even sure how it would be possible to get tired of that meal!! OUr go to meal is papa murphies pizza...does that even count :)

Kirstin Anne said...

love it!

Sharmaine Ruth said...

looks really delicious :)

<3 Sharmaine Ruth

Nora Lane said...

I found you through your guest post on A Dreamer's Daze and I just wanted to say how much I loved it! It was definitely inspiring!

Colleen Foster said...

Looks amaaaazing!

Bri said...

It looks delicious!

Deliciously Yours said...

Chicken and veggies is comfort food to me. But I must admit, I've been too intimidated to try roasting an entire chicken. But you made this sound easy, so maybe I will give it a try!

Lynnelise said...

Hi Elise!
Isn't BYW fun? I opened your blog, well, because I'm rather fond of your name.... and to my surprise, our birthdays are just a day apart! I love your blog and look forward to being a regular reader..
btw -- My go-to meal, speghetti with Italian sausage & Vodka tomatoe sauce, freshly ground parmesan cheese and a side of salad with avocado, red onion, feta cheese and balsamic vinegrette - Yum!

Elise said...

Lynn - that sounds amazing!

Sarah said...

Mmmm, that looks incredible! I am definitely going to try making the chicken.

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Eskimo Kisses said...

looks delicious! i can use as many recipes i can get so thanks for sharing:)

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

Just found you blog and this recipe looks delicious and healthy! So I put the chx in the pomegranate then? Yum!