Fall has arrived! I believe it is contrast that makes senses so heightened and alert this time of year. The rush you feel from crisp, clean air is best appreciated after you leave a warm, cozy home.
For me, the epitome of cozy comfort is a roast chicken. I associate it with family and Thanksgiving - sitting around a table sharing good food and even better conversation. I think there is also something about having to wait for a roast - the anticipation builds as the smells deepen, the skin crackles and sizzles and the color of the bird turns a warm, golden color.
And then - leftovers! Use extra meat in a chicken pot pie, chicken soup, warm chicken sandwiches, or cold chicken salad. Save the bones to make chicken stock (keeps well in the freezer if you are not ready to use right away).
If you find yourself intimidated by this meal - don't be! It is really quite simple. Affordable, delicious and ideal for a Fall dinner.
Prepare it in a traditional fashion with gravy and stuffing, if you like. Or try preparing the bird with fresh herbs and halved lemons (squeeze the juice over the bird and then stuff the lemons in the bird cavity). Serve with risotto and a vegetable for an easy, healthy dinner everyone is sure to love!
Himalayan Pink Salt Himalayan Pink Salt is a pure, strikingly beautiful dark pink salt. The dark pink salt, unlike the ubiquitous lighter Himalayan Pink Salt varieties, can only be found in a few mines in Pakistan. This natural salt looks as beautiful on food as it does on your table in a bowl, a salt shaker, or salt mill.
Danish Viking-Smoked Salt Danish Viking-Smoked Salt is made in a style devised by the Vikings, thanks to the efforts of one man in Denmark, who took it upon himself to rekindle this millennium-old tradition.
Bali Sea Salt Choose from varying textures of Bali Sea Salt - fine grain or pyramids. Both offer a delightful crunch and satisfying sea salt taste.