A couple of weeks ago in the wee hours of the morning when I couldn't sleep I was channel surfing for something to watch on TV. I stopped on "The Closer". I'd never seen before and this particular episode was a rerun of the SERIES Finale. Two hour special of course. I fell for the main characters personality. It's a crime drama but so funny at times. The entire cast is full of great actors. I was shocked to discover when I looked it up being I'd never heard of it before that it ran for 7 seasons! I decided to go back and watch 1st one to see if it was good as the first. From then on I've been hooked. I'm on season 3 episode 5. Check it out, you won't regret it.
Last Sunday I baked a whole chicken that turned out so awesome.
My husband said, " it's remarkable". It was so tender and juicy.
I can take partial credit but not entirely. I don't remember the show but it was a contest between two chefs on to brine or not brine. The chef that didn't brine stuffed inside and under the skin. I've baked a lot of whole chickens before and put seasonings inside and seasoned outside but not this particular combination. It's amazing what a few fresh herbs will turn out.
I rubbed entire chicken with kosher salt. Stuffed inside lemon wedge, fresh rosemary (whole sprigs), and quartered onions. Under the skin I stuffed with lemon slices, fresh basil leaves and rosemary chopped. I then cut another lemon into slices and laid around pan with onions. I added a little chicken broth to keep the onions and lemons from sticking to pain and to braise the chicken during cooking. 425 for hour and half. (5 pd ) It is the juiciest chicken I've ever eaten. It literally melts in your mouth. Matter of fact, I have another in the oven as I type. This time I added mint leaves to the combination of seasonings. Can't wait to see what difference they make.
It's time to hook up with Mr. R again. Most of my programs have moved around again. I have two out of 9 I'm using. Everything else has moved to my stomach and these two are working their way there also. My granddaughter is coming tomorrow to visit a few days so it will wait until she goes back home.
I've went to the walking path to walk a few times. It's the hardest out of the three things I try to do for exercise. I sweat (excuse the pun) it out but it's really hard. I'm so glad when I get it done though. Swimming is the easiest but I'm aways so sore and hurting after because I don't realize that I continue to over do it each time.
My grandson's last tee ball game was Monday evening. He put on a show for us. He is so stinking funny some time.
|proud of his little trophy|
|in the dug out|
And so we did. It was a puzzle. We started putting together and it took a bit to figure out the message but right away I had clues and guesses. Those beautiful eyes on P stood out right away on a piece of the puzzle. Then next I come across two pieces that make a bow tie! P and my daughter were both in a wedding back in May so I thought maybe it was a puzzle of him in his tux. Then I was guessing a puzzle made from professional picture taken at Easter. Maybe one she didn't show me yet.
I'm so glad I did that. Just wish I had one with me in it. So in the end when all together this is what the puzzle told us.
I'll try to be back sooner. I know it won't be before A goes home on Tuesday. Tonights a walk night. Pushing myself to do this because the day I quit fighting I loose.
God is awesome...
Living in H.O.P.E. (hold on pain ends)