Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Domestic Goddess, or Martha Stewart Wannabe?

My first attempt at cooking a whole roast chicken:

I'm pretty sure I'm meant to be a stay-at-home mom at some point in my life. I love to be domestic and set up house; something about it makes me feel useful and happy. And while I usually cook big meals from scratch (or close to it), I have never actually tried to cook a whole chicken... my idea of cooking chicken is thawing out a frozen chicken breast and using that. I'm actually really grossed out by the idea of raw chicken (reminds me of a bad food poisoning incident a few years ago) and touching it gives me goosebumps.

So yesterday I bought a whole roasting chicken and decided to conquer my fears!! I found a great recipe for honey mustard chicken in a magazine where all you have to do is sauce the chicken and throw it in a crock pot for 4 1/2 hours. Easy enough, right? WRONG. I did not realize that "saucing the chicken" required me to stick my hand between the chicken's meat and the chicken's skin, and stick my hand in it's butt to marinade it! Gah! It was so gross and awkward, and I can't believe I actually made it through, but I now have a sauced chicken roasting in my crock pot! I'm so proud of myself! Let's hope that my first attempt at a roast whole chicken turns out well (I'm sure H will let me know lol) and that I have somehow overcome my fear of raw chicken-- or at least squelched it a little bit!

My domestic goddess training is coming along nicely, I think... now all I need is a sewing machine and I'll be on my way! (Martha Stewart would be so proud of me, hahaha!)

Update: 4:45pm

It cooked so long that it's literally falling apart and off the bone (so it doesn't look like a chicken...lol) and it tastes AMAZING! So proud of my first attempt at being a true domestic goddess!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I randomly got a "Taste of Home" magazine in the mail this week that is FULL of really delicious recipes that I want to try. I don't know where it came from (it was addressed to me...?) but the cooking fairy must be smiling on me! lol!