Herb Roasted Chicken

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! The hubs and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Spice on Friday night and enjoyed awesome Pork Chops and Sweet and Sour Duck. You know I keep telling myself I should learn to replicate the stuff I love to eat at restaurants at home… but sometimes it’s just nice to have someone else do the cooking for you :)

I took some time to update the look of my site. I think the white background is a little less “busy” and much better for pictures. What do you think?

Anyhow, I realize that I never shared the recipe for the Herb Roasted Chicken recipe that accompanied my Bacon Brussel Sprouts. OH MY! Chicken is boring I know, but this was so simple to make yet delicious. I have to remember to make this more often for weeknight meals.

Here we go, lovelies!

Herb Roasted Chicken

  • 4 pieces of chicken thighs
  • 1 pack of mixed wild mushrooms (or whatever mushrooms you have)
  • sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 small onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Start with EVOO + garlic + onion in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrance. Toss in the mixed wild mushrooms and rosemary, and let it sweat for 3 minutes or so.

Salt and pepper the chicken, then sear until golden brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side). Pour chicken broth over. Finish cooking in 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes.

TA DA! I finished with fresh ground black pepper.

and yes, as you already know, i served mine with Bacon Brussel Sprouts :) YUMMY!!

Until next time, have a wonderful week everyone!



Framewall and Apple Pies…

Hello Lovelies!

Did you miss me? Of course not. You barely noticed I was gone ;) Thanks so much again for the warm wishes on the One Lovely Blog Award nomination. I’m still so smitten. Yes, it’s a community award, but hey, you guys are what’s most important, right? Ah, but I’ve been super swamped at work lately that I have a huge backlog of food pictures to share with you all! I mean, I even bought ingredients to make cupcakes this past weekend and I never got to them! UGHH!!

Oh but I did finally finish our framewall :) they’re pictures from our honeymoon in Indonesia and Hawaii. I’m so proud of ourselves! O… can you see the monkeys? The big one on the left took our guide’s water bottle and we snapped a picture of him enjoying his purified water hehe…

and… I can’t wait for this coming weekend!! My bestie is coming from Cali and bringing her puppy Cali :) Yes, the puppy’s name is Cali, short for Caliente ;) *wink. This weekend is also the Oyster Festival in Long Island. EEEP!! I’m so excited to eat them oysters. OH and we’re also going apple picking with 2 other married couple friends on Sunday. YUM!

Talking about them apples.. what do you think I should do? Facebook lead me to these 2 awesome links: Apple Pie COOKIES!!! and Apple Pie POPS!

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I guess we’ll just have to find out….

Sorry this blog post is all over the place… lots to catch up with and I can’t wait to whisk away this weekend!