Sunday, November 20, 2011

Menu Plan Monday


 Baked Chicken

From : Barefoot Contessa’s Cookbook

My friend Joy here in Scotland so kindly brought us this amazing chicken when we first moved and had no food in our pantry :) We loved it so much I got the recipe! It's so easy - even I can do it!

 1 whole chicken
 1 bunch fresh thyme
 1 lemon
 1 whole head clove of garlic
 3 T. melted butter

1. Place chicken in sink, rise with water and clean out insides of chicken (giblets) if any J
2. Stuff cavity of chicken
   a. with ½ bunch of thyme
   b. lemon sliced in half-add both halves,
   c. take garlic head and slice off of top 1/3 -add to chicken cavity
   d. sprinkle liberally inside with salt and pepper

3. Place stuffed chicken in 8x8 or small glass pan-legs up (if you have kitchen string, tie legs together, to keep moist)
4. Brush melted butter over entire chicken-yes, fat is good.
5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
6. Place in preheated oven (425 degrees)
7. Cook for 1 ½ hours
8. ENJOY with bar b que sauce! (use leftover chicken for chimichangas, chicken salad, taco salad, bar b que sandwiches, curry chicken-which we like a lot, on pizza, use chicken bones to make homemade stock…)


 Meatball Sandwiches

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 cup spaghetti sauce or marinara, plus 2 tablespoons for meatballs
3 tablespoons chopped parsley1 loaf Italian bread or 4 large sub rolls

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, Parmesan, oregano, pepper, paprika and 2 tablespoons sauce in bowl. Shape meat mixture into 12 equal meatballs. Place on a jelly-roll pan.
Bake in preheated 350° oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
Heat the 1 cup sauce in a saucepan; stir in parsley. Divide bread crosswise into four portions; split each. Spoon meatballs and sauce into bread.
Serves 4.


 Thanksgiving Celebration with Divinity students and their families.
 I'm making one of the turkeys, using one of Martha Stewart's Recipes (roast turkey with herb butter) and  Mom Baylor's sweet potato casserole (per Tim's request :)

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kellyH said...

I'm making meatball sandwiches this week too. Oh, I like the look of that pizza, hope you enjoy! =)

jeileenbaylor said...

Kelly - I think I stole that recipe from you! You put it on your fb profile :)

pgh moms said...

oh I know! *wink. I am hoping you enjoyed it!