Monday, May 28, 2012

"Set It and Forget It"

I hope everyone made it through Monday relatively unscathed.  Just think now that Monday's over we're that much closer to the weekend. 

I don't know about you but I'm always exhausted on Monday.  You'd think after the weekend I'd be all rested up and ready to take on the world, but it doesn't work that way for me.  I can tell you it's not because I've been out partying all weekend, unless of course your idea of partying is a couple glasses of vino and a good book.  That's how I roll now that I'm... ahem...almost 43 (B-day next week)...ugh when did that happen????

Here's a little know fact about me, I'm a sucker for an infomercial and The Shopping Channel, well, let's just say we're well acquainted.  I've bought fitness equipment, dvd's, electronics and kitchen equipment to name a few.  Saturday  I dug out one of those purchases, blew off the dust and put it to use.  

I know what you're thinking.... SUCKER!!!  Yup that's me. I actually didn't buy this from the infomercial I got it off Ebay after watching it 5431 times.  One of the drawbacks of not sleeping is you see a lot of infomercials. 

I actually really like this but I don't use it much because I keep it stored away. It takes up precious counter space and trust me I have enough appliances out on my counter as it is. 

It takes about an hour to cook a 4lb chicken and they are 100 times better than what you get at the grocery store.  You can do kabobs, roasts and there are even baskets if you want to do shrimpies, or fish. 

Since chickens were on sale this week I picked up a couple put a rub on one, then "Set it and Forgot it".  

For the rub I used -  lemon zest, paprika, granulated garlic, fresh ground pepper, sea salt, pinch of cayenne, oregano, and some chili powder. No measurements just what I thought looked good.  Give the chicken a little massage and don't forget to loosen the skin and rub some of the spices under it and on the breast meat itself. An hour later a perfectly roasted and juicy chicken.

Served with some freshly made pasta!!

All in all a good day in the kitchen.

Looks like it's about time to get myself ready for another day tomorrow and then catch some zzzzzzz's (hopefully).


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