Monday, June 29, 2009

Roast Chicken & Cheddar-Thyme Biscuits


Yesterday SP made dinner. I wasn't feeling well, so I settled into my comfy chair and found an insanely horrible movie to laugh at on SciFi: Ice Spiders. I folded laundry while watching and laughing and listening to him cook. I also took a short nap!

SP made roast chicken. For seasoning, he used grated lemon & grated orange plus some of the Argentine salt. He put an onion inside since he liked roast onion. I love the roast chicken with the citrus flavor. Yum!!

We have leftover buttermilk from when we made Moist Chocolate Cake, so we decided to make buttermilk biscuits. We looked through my magazine recipe collection as well as in The Joy of Cooking. We settled on a recipe that calls for buttermilk, cheddar cheese, and fresh thyme (we still have some from the CSA). I think it's officially called 'Cheddar Cheese & Herb Biscuits.' SP halved the recipe since it makes 28 - that's a lot for 2 people! I think our round cutter (he used my round cookie cutter) is a bit large because we got only 9 biscuits, not 14. They were delicious! They didn't rise as much as we expected, but we wondered if that was because they baked on the rack below the chicken in the oven - ? I had frozen peas for my vegetable. SP made himself a red cabbage dish. The red cabbage is from last week's CSA. He added CSA green onions and CSA honey plus some red wine vinegar and a bit of bacon fat (after we cook bacon, we save the bacon grease in a jar). I tried a bite and it was OK - keep in mind that I don't especially like cooked cabbage. A yummy Sunday meal with leftovers for this week.
Dessert was raspberries and Bing cherries, 2 of my favorites. I also ate an M&M cookie. Saturday evening, after the movie & Hofbrauhaus, we went to Walmart and I was feeling like I needed a reward for going to Walmart for the second weekend in a row so we browsed through the bakery and bought a dozen M&M sugar cookies. They're actually pretty good. Not Bethel Bakery good. Not homemade good. But they satisfied my sweet treat/chocolate craving! There are only 4 left - I suspect SP has been snarfing the cookies...

Horrible movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Spiders

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