A MONTANA DINNER PARTY.................
"Delight in the little things."
We will soon be leaving our wonderful spot in Montana. Every year it is hard to say good-by to the friends we have made and to this beautiful state.
We usually try to have a small dinner party before we leave to catch up with everyone and their lives.
This year was no exception.
It is really a simple affair....with a mish mosh
of dishes....since I don't have a complete set of anything here. LOL LOL
It is always an interesting group of people....all ages....and all beliefs.
This years menu was a simple one:
Big garden salad
Bread pudding for desert
I'm not much of a recipe kind of gal as I pretty much shoot from the hip with my cooking.....but I did want to share this easy chicken dish with all of you. It always gets raves when I serve it....and it has become an old standby.
One whole chicken....roaster or fryer
Fresh rosemary sprigs
Bottle of Newman's Own Light Balsamic Dressing
Clean chicken......salt and pepper to taste
Insert rosemary in cavity
Pour 1/2 to 3/4 of dressing over bird
Roast at 425 degrees for about half an hour or until bird begins to brown.
Turn oven down to 375 degrees and cook till done...usually one hour or a little more for a modest size bird.
Serve and eat.....this is one of the best chicken recipes I have ever made...I use it often ....... and the left-overs are to die for!!
The greek philosopher Cicero said "If you have a garden and a library ~~ you have everything you need."......to which I would add.....Good food and nice friends.
Have a beautiful day,