What’s for Dinner??!!

March 22, 2013 in Main Dishes , Paleo

” I just dont have the time…..”

This is something I hear all the time and I really have to bite my tongue.

I hear you BUT I, too, am busy.

I have two full time businesses and three very full time kids. A husband, a house, and this blog!

And I still make the time to cook real food on a really regular basis.

I’m not always just dying to cook and clean up the kitchen, but I do it because it is important to me and my family.

Food doesn’t have to be complicated. Meals don’t have to have three parts.

I do share “recipes” on this blog from time to time, but most of the time we eat simple one course meals that are easy to prepare.

I recently started an album on facebook called WHAT’S FOR DINNER. It’s not fancy food and definitely not fancy pictures. Just snapshots of the super simple meals we eat on a regular basis.

One of our favorite things to cook is whole roasted chicken.

We make 4 at a time and sometimes we eat it as just chicken and other times we eat it as part of something different: chicken salad, chicken nachos, chicken soup, etc.

Its a pretty dang versatile thing to have around!


This is how we do it:

• Filet backbone out so it can lay out flat, upside down.

•Add salt all over inside. tons. and also salt topside under wings etc.

• Add tons of thyme and tons of garlic. Whole cloves under skin if you have them or flakes. Make sure it is totally covered.

• Bake on parchment lined baking sheets at 435 for 3-4 hours until the skin is nice and caramelized.

• Dig in!

5 Responses to “What’s for Dinner??!!”
  1. Heather Barone Brown says:

    Amen, Marla! I hear that excuse all the time too. Sometimes it takes something like your daughter getting cancer to make you realize that what we feed our family might be one of the most important decisions that we make for them. After all, as the parent, it is OUR decision what our kids eat every day. No one else’s. We make the choice of whether our kids eat foods that will help them to be healthy, strong and able to withstand the barrage of virus, bacteria, disease, pollution and even poor genetics, that assault them daily. Or, whether they eat food that welcomes the harmful things in to their bodies and nourishes and allows the harmful to move in and take hold.
    What we eat matters. What we feed our family matters.
    Cross comments from Facebook too. :)

  2. Mandi says:

    That looks simply amazing! We are going to have to try this recipe. Yum!!

  3. Michelle says:

    Your food posts are great, really appreciate them! And your kitchen looks so lovely…would love to see more photos of your home!!!

  4. mikewlig says:

    Three to four hours @435F??? Doesn’t it get just a little bit chewy or crispy?

  5. Sharon Lennon says:

    Is this the correct cooking time 3 – 4 hours at such a high heat? Looks delish.

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