Roasted Chicken with Herb Butter, Roasted Vegetables and Giblet Gravy

Roast whole chicken with herb butter, giblet gravy and vegetables.

I wish this blog was in smell-o-vision because this roasted whole chicken smells magical.  The flesh of this succulent “yard bird” is perfectly flavored by the lush herb butter.  When teamed with roasted vegetables and homemade giblet gravy, you have a perfect Sunday roast to serve to your family and friends.

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Healthy Chicken Soft Tacos

Summer is here and it’s time for another nutritious and delicious dish. This spin on tacos gives you a lighter, yet no less satisfying dinner option. Moist chicken, soft tortillas and heaps if veggies make this recipe a winner that your whole family will enjoy. Don’t forget to top with Crunchy Corn Salad! Continue reading

Baked Ham (Gammon)

Succulent slices of carved ham

I love how the smell of a baked ham in the oven fills the house with the most mouth watering aroma that gets everyone asking when dinner will be ready.  This recipe gives you maximum output with very little input.  It is a great meal to serve when you want a proper meal but do not want to spend all of your time slaving over the oven. Continue reading

Roast Turkey

For the last 3 years I’ve been in London for Thanksgiving but I’ve made sure that each year I celebrate my favorite holiday no matter what country I happen to be in!  Luckily, my husband’s family and friends are so welcoming and wonderful that I am still surrounded my people I love and they seem to look forward to it as well.

This year I have a 9 lb bird (4.2 kg) which would normally feed about 4-5 people.  I picked this bird up at the Leadenhall Butcher in the City of London.  I love this butcher and being that they are in the City there are LOTS of Americans around demanding turkeys for Thanksgiving and they are always prepared.  It is a beautiful free range bird but unfortunately I’ve forgotten the specific breed.  I normally would have purchased a frozen turkey from the supermarket but I was running out of time to allow it to defrost so decided to buy a fresh bird instead.  Please note that a free range fresh bird from the butchers can be pricey but you should be able to find a turkey in your price range either at the butcher or the supermarket.

I served the turkey with Rich Giblet Gravy, Creamed Spinach, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, mashed potatoes and pasta.  The pasta was because I had more guests that expected and wanted to make sure no one went away hungry.  There was no need to worry though as we had plenty of turkey.  For desert we had Grandpap’s Pumpkin Pie and Del Monte Molasses Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.

I really feel so good on days like this.  I know that I’m making a meal that will make people’s bellies smile and while I’m cooking there is a special on television on the making of the latest Harry Potter movie.  I’m in heaven!  So let us get started!
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