Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 10, Day 2


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Roasted Lemon Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower Medley

Cooking time: 80 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          The chicken is Italian, and the easiest, fool-proof chicken recipe I have.  Keeping it easy is the Potato Cauliflower Medley.  Make gravy/sauce from the chicken or not, as you choose. We'll use the rest of the chicken on Monday.

Roast Chicken with Lemon

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  This is the easiest chicken recipe I have ever seen; and also one of the best.  The skin puffs up, away from the chicken which is rather interesting. The chicken  is moist, tender and lightly flavored with lemon.  The gravy is excellent!

Roast Chicken with Lemon Ingredients:


Mashed Cauliflower & Potato Medley

Total time: 30 minutes
    The addition of puréed cauliflower to mashed potatoes adds a lovely flavor and sweetness.

 Mashed Cauliflower & Potato Medley Ingredients:


Note:  Can be put into an oven proof serving dish, covered with foil and kept warm in 200F (100C) oven for 15 minutes.

Cooking Schedule: 80 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large saucepan, lid, roasting pan, small saucepan

Turn oven on, 350F (175C)
Prepare chicken, wash, dry
Roll lemons, prick with toothpick
Put lemons in chicken, tie legs
Put chicken in pan, breast down, roast, set timer
    30 minute break
Turn chicken, set timer
   25 minute break
Cut cauliflower
Peel, cut potatoes

Increase oven to 400F (200C)
Put potatoes, cauliflower in saucepan
Cover pan, bring to a boil
Partially uncover, reduce heat and let cook
     Pause 20 minutes, while stuff cooks
Drain cauliflower/potatoes
Remove chicken, let rest
Add stock to roasting pan, scrape up brown bits
Put stock in saucepan, heat
Dissolve cornstarch in cold stock
Mash cauliflower/potatoes
Spoon into dish, add butter
Thicken sauce
Carve chicken, Serve

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