Well fall has definitely arrived in Pennsylvania!
Since the days (and nights!) have been downright chilly, I felt the time was right to once again start using the oven and making slow cooked meals. I love, love, love, the smell of chicken roasting. The whole house smells amazing. Pair roast chicken with mashed potatoes and I am in heaven.
Goodness, isn’t that a pretty plate? It tasted just as good as it looked. I kept it pretty simple, I stuffed the cavity with a diced onion and a diced lemon. I used a liberal amount of salt and pepper, inside and out, and roasted the chicken on a bed of sliced onions.
Mashed potatoes are a gift from the gods, luscious, creamy, drenched in butter and cream…..and finally, oven roasted asparagus. Once I took the chicken out to rest, I cranked the oven to 450 degrees. I tossed the asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted them for 15 minutes. I may not like the cold, but I do like the way this meal makes me feel, all warm and comforted.