Saturday, February 26, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I'm not exactly sure how Nora does it, but here's my version. You will need...
- A whole chicken - for 2 people, I buy a 4-5 lb bird.
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup white wine (I use the cheap stuff)
- 4-6 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 lemon, quartered
- 1/2 stick butter, melted
- Salt & Pepper
Put the chicken in the oven and roast for about an hour, until the skin is brown and crispy. You want to baste it about every 15-20 minutes. At the 30 minute mark, I tossed some fresh green beans in the pan to cook.
Mmm...so crispy and juicy and good! I'll take chicken like this over a grilled chicken breast any day. Sure, it takes a little longer, but it really is so much tastier. If you want a thicker sauce to serve with the chicken, simmer the juices from the roasting pan on the stove over medium heat until it reduces into a nice sauce.
I also made these whipped potatoes, to go with the chicken. I basically boiled two potatoes, mashed them down a bit and added some light sour cream, green onion & chive flavored cream cheese, a little bit of butter, salt, and pepper...and then beat them with a hand mixer. Pretty tasty!
And there you have it...a favorite Sunday meal for the Janisse crew. And for Nora Walker and her crew. Oh yeah, be sure to enjoy with a nice glass of Ojai white :) Don't get it? Watch the show!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Just in case you are wondering...no, we do not have a 10 year old boy we've kept a secret from everyone. That is a photo of the Mr. back in his CYC soccer days. I discovered it in a box of old stuff his mom gave us and I decided to put it on display for a while. Love it.
Happy weekend to everyone! It's a long one for me. Hoping to tackle a few small projects on my extra day off. Thank you very much, Mr. Presidents of the United States of America.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
It has a carriage house!
A little bit of the Mediterranean right in the STL!
I'm a sucker for a butler's pantry.
This one doesn't need as much work.
But I am in love with the sunroom and its tile!
This lot is awesome, and the house is oozing with potential.
So am I the only one dealing with this addiction? Should we start a support group? Realtor.com Rehab perhaps?
Friday, February 11, 2011
I used four little bud vases (or whatever they were originally intended to be), and lined them up on the dining room table. Much like last week's flowers, they have a "Valentiney" feel to them. Wouldn't little arrangements like these be cute for a baby or bridal shower? The carnations look so girly with all of those ruffly petals! Not that poinsettias are available year-round. But you could use a different leafy plant in place of the poinsettia.
So there's another Fresh Cut Friday for you. Simple. Pretty. And FREE!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Friday, February 04, 2011
Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and I don't have much V-Day decor, I thought I'd go "Valentiney" with the flowers. That led me to carnations. I think they last a while, so hopefully these cute little bunches will stick around until 2/14 hits. My mom got Jason and I these initial mugs from Anthropoligie for Christmas. I thought they'd make the perfect little vessels for my carnations.
And another little bunch in my mug...
I am loving the pretty pink hue and the texture of these carnantions. Perfect for Valentine's Day. Even for us reformed carnation haters. A girl can change her mind, right???