Celebrate Small might be a good motto for Holidays 2020. A plump roasting hen pulled from the freezer, or bought fresh, along with a handful of fresh herbs is a good starting place. I added cut up oranges, plums and potatoes in their skins to the pan.
Don’t be so hard on yourself this season. Take a deep breath. A one-pan dinner popped into the oven until it’s ready helps make life a little bit easier. Some days I feel I’m doing good to complete this sort of small task, but eat we must even as the world is whirling out-of-control around us. Take a quick walk around your neighborhood while your bird is roasting. Being active makes most things better. A cozy dinner helps as well.
Serve roasted potatoes and fruit in a bowl with lots of the pan juices. You might think leaving the rind on the citrus is a no no, or combining them with new potatoes along with plums and lots of fresh thyme might be odd, but when they roast together with the hen in the pan juices they are simply delicious.
I’ve always preferred a roasting hen to a turkey. They don’t take so long to cook, they stay juicier. I roast hens throughout the year always keeping one in my freezer. I buy local hens, grain fed and usually about 4 to 5 lbs for celebrations. Smaller sizes for everyday.
Thank you for voting for Biden-Harris. Celebrate Small. Take care, wear your masks and be well.
Ingredients: Directions: Teresa Blackburn Food Styling
Thyme Roasted Hen with Plums, Citrus and New Potatoes
Teresa Blackburn Food Styling