Dark Days 14 – roast chicken reduxFebruary 20, 2010
Last weekend my daughter asked for a special Valentine’s Day dinner of roast chicken. And so my husband roasted one.
The chicken was a local bird. The potatoes were from our garden. The milk was from the local no-hormone dairy. The papers on the table under the plate are unfortunately typical. The erratically set table is typical also – but do note the cloth napkins. Oh, and yes, in that bowl in the foreground (I could have cropped it out, but that wouldn’t have been honest) is popcorn chicken – because my 14 year old won’t eat chicken that isn’t coated in sodium-laden bread crumbs.
Oh, did you notice how beige the meal is? No greens. We had each had large salads for lunch and just opted out.
We’ve had roast chicken for our dark days meal before – we’re running out of options I fear. The stores from the harvest are depleted. That and I think my imagination is depleted too. Doesn’t matter really, nothing wrong with sticking with a winner and this chicken was delicious for days after and will soon become chicken soup too. Hmmm, I don’t think we can get local barley for the soup, but maybe we’ll try a potato, onion, carrot, garlic chicken soup. A local onion at this time of year will be tough…. we’ll see how it goes.