This is our chicken. It was given to us by some folks...all home-grown and organic. Yummy. It was a fairly simple recipe, which we found here. It's supposedly a Julia Child recipe. The reader reviews were really good, but we decided it could be a little more flavorful. We'll probably try a different one next time. Though to be fair, it was juicy, and the sauce that you're supposed to make with it did add a lot of flavor.
These are the carrots I made with the sweet rainbow carrots I bought at Pike Place Market. (Yes, I brought back food. I am a foodie. It's what I do.) The recipe I used was Robert Irvine's vichy carrots, found here, and they were really good. SO simple. I had to simmer them a little longer than I thought, but I think that's because I added too much liquid, thus making it take longer to reduce into a sauce. If you want a quick, easy way to do carrots, I'd totally recommend this.
Here are my Brussels sprouts...and as you can see, I burned them a little this time, lol. I was concerned, but much to my surprise they were still delicious. All I did was steam them and then fry them in butter. And yes, I LOVE these. Love. I could eat them every day. I'm THAT weird kid.
This is my cat....coming to see what all the yummy smells were about....
And she was NOT amused when I offered her a little Brussels sprout.
This I actually made a couple days ago. It's chocolate and orange gemelli pasta (that I picked up at Pikes as well) with a vanilla creme anglaise (that I made from scratch...yes sir) and bananas and blueberries. The anglaise was a little thin, but it's pretty tasty! And super filling. We still have leftovers.
I feel like there was a lot more I was going to post about today, but I think I'm just going to leave it with the food post and write whatever I was going to write tomorrow. :)