Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let the Domesticity Begin!

Jake and I have embarked on a new adventure along with marriage ...

Menu planning!

We hit the ground running this week by selecting what I'd make each day, and shopping exclusively based on the plan. So far, I'm loving it! But, I love plans, and lists, and food ... oh my!

My goal is to try a new recipe each week.

Last night I made a delicious dish I spotted in this month's Food & Wine. It did not disappoint. I highly recommend it. It makes a TON of food and is super delicious. Try it out!

(Side note: I pan fried some Goat Cheese to top our spinach salad. SOOO easy. SOOO yummy)

Roasted Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Kale

  1. 1 1/2 pounds tender, young kale, stems and inner ribs removed
  2. 1 1/2 pounds medium Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  3. 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  4. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 8 whole chicken legs (about 10 ounces each)
  7. 1 teaspoon paprika
  8. Lemon wedges, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a very large roasting pan, toss the kale, potatoes and onion with the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and spread in an even layer.
  2. Set the chicken on a cutting board, skin side down. Slice halfway through the joint between the drumsticks and thighs. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the paprika and set on top of the vegetables.
  3. Cover the pan with foil. Roast the chicken in the upper third of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and roast for 30 minutes longer, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender. Transfer the chicken to plates and spoon the vegetables alongside. Serve with lemon wedges.


Jessica said...

I'm loving that goat cheese on spinach idea, I'll have to try that. Also, I saw the post about your table- AMAZING!

Janelle said...

Meal planning takes some getting used to, but in the end, I think it's worth it. If you have time, please post some cheap recipes. I'm always looking for those!