One of my husband’s favorite meals is a classic roasted chicken over potatoes. It’s so simple and satisfying, but the best part is that my husband and I can’t eat a whole chicken. So, we are especially excited for this meal because the meals I can make with the leftovers guarantee home cooking for a least a few days. I know what your thinking, “Diana, you cook for a living, don’t you always have great home-cooked meals?” The simple answer is, no. Despite the fact that I do this for a living, some days, especially after cooking for a lot of other people all week, it’s hard to keep the ball rolling. I think I experience what a lot of other people do in this department. Some nights, I’m the random meal MacGyver. No plan, no problem! Other nights, I open the fridge around dinner time and think “pizza”. It really is nice, on those “pizza” nights to instead, open the fridge and see food ready to eat. Roasted chicken is by far my best way to show you how one nights prep can beget many meals, stretch your budget, and save you lots of time.
“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” Arnold H. Glasow