Entries Tagged as 'food'
Once a year, everyone thinks about roasting a turkey — but what about the other 52 weeks?
I love turkey, don’t get me wrong. It’s delicious, it’s impressive, and it’s actually pretty darn healthy. But you know how often you’re going to buy and roast an 18-pound turkey? Once a year. Exactly that much.
But the same techniques can be used on smaller birds, and they’re just as delicious! (Ok, maybe not “just as” delicious, but also very delicious!) A perfect roast chicken only takes an hour and a half, and it’s SO much better than the boneless, skinless chicken breasts you buy at the store.
My secret trick? Start the chicken upside down! That way, as you cook, all the delicious moist juices run over the breast and not just into the bottom of the pan. An added bonus? No basting! Easy, simple and super delicious.
Perfect Roast Chicken
1 5-6 pound roasting chicken
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp garlic powder
Fresh ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Wash the chicken and dry it with paper towels. Rub olive oil under the skin gently with your hands, and then over the skin. Season the entire chicken with garlic powder, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Place the chicken in a roasting pan upside down (breast side down) and cook for about 60 minutes. After 60 minutes, flip the chicken over so that the breasts are facing up, and cook for an additional 30 minutes until the breast temperature is 180 degrees and the thigh is 190 degrees.
Let the chicken rest for about 15 minutes before cutting into it. Serve in large portions with a simple side salad or roasted vegetables.
Tags: food · main dishes
Major photo post warning! I usually try to limit my photos to 4 or 5 for any given post, but this trip required me to bend those rules a little bit! I’m still daydreaming about crashing waves and sunset cocktails… and planning when we can go back.
Printed bikini is Eberjey; Solid bikini is from Everything But Water in Houston. We stayed at the One and Only Palmilla.
Tags: food · personal · style
If you guys follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of my amazing photos from our beach vacation! I’m still sorting through the hundreds of photos I took with my real (non-phone) camera, so I’ll probably post those later in the week!
It was such an amazing trip — after a crazy stressful year of buying our house, jobs, cars, learning the ropes of life in Houston (side note: I’m in Houston Magazine this month! Go pick it up and see me!) and everything else, we’ve been in desperate need of a vacation. A real do-nothing, lay-on-the-beach, chill-24-7 vacation.
And that’s what we got! We went to Cabo and just loved it. The beaches were beautiful, the food was amazing, the weather, the travel — everything was just perfect.
But the highlight of the whole trip, hands down, was that the hotel, after I tweeted to them, found my blog and decided to create a special surprise! When we came home to our room one night, we found a cake made in the shape of my iPhone case, which is a Sugarlaws sketch! I couldn’t believe my eyes — I actually teared up a little. I couldn’t believe they’d do such a sweet, lovely thing! It was such an incredible trip and you’ll be seeing more of my photos soon, but for now:
A picture of the cake.
And because I know the obvious question is “Where did you stay?”, I’ll tell you. We stayed at the One and Only Palmilla, which was mind-bogglingly beautiful and I will go back in a heartbeat. I’m already counting down the days!
Tags: food · style