back in the kitchen

Its been awhile since I’ve talked about culinary efforts (I considered blogging about cutting off part of the tip of my thumb last month while dicing onions – but alas, I changed my mind).  So, here’s what’s on the horizon:  presently, I’m baking a chicken.  Now truth be told, my baked chicken is like playing russian roulette.  Sometimes its great & sometimes it can be deadly.  My mom even tried to help me w some advice – 350 degrees for 2 hrs.  She doesn’t really care for my baked chicken – my kids, well since its always different, they haven’t formulated an established opinion.  As for Reece, he just tries to be supportive & bites his tongue.  So why do I bake chickens, you may ask. 

wanna be

wanna be

I’d consider myself an adventuresome sort & always up for change.  Furthermore, I guess I think its just one of those kitchen cooking things I think I’m supposed to be able to do after 15 yrs of marriage.  Last time I baked a chix, I told myself I’d never do it again – but here we are on the precipice of the baked chix dinner.  So I have 2 remaining questions for you:

  1. any suggestions on how to bake a chix?
  2. should I just quit trying & give up baked chix?


One problem I’ve always had is the chicken being way to dry. So I did and experiment one night and I rubbed olive oil all over the chicken and sprinkled Mrs. Dash over it than I put about 1 cup of chicken broth in the roasting pan.

That chicken came out so moist, it was so delicious. Plus I got rave reviews from my family which was a nice bonus.

those are great ideas!!! Thanks for the help! my chix actually turned out pretty well & I made gravy w it as well, that was a real hit! 🙂

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