It’s Sunday. It ‘s snowing, Himself and the kitty are watching Squirrel t.v. and I’m hoping to settle down to a day of sewing. The Maritimes are digging out from yet another day of snow. Living at the Point we are blessed with a snow removal road crew who do the best job in the world.
On Friday I left the house at 6:30 a.m. anticipating a nerve racking drive to work in Saint John. The roads in Springhill and Hatfield Point were snow packed but widely plowed and salted. Dickie Mountain had one lane bared and at that hour of the morning there was very little traffic. Once I hit the city, however it was another story. The roads were snow packed, slippery and difficult to maneuver due to the high snow banks. The main roads were bad and the secondary roads down to one lane.
Yesterday I drove to Sussex on the old highways, the roads were wide and bare. Winter has been just a tad too long this year but it won’t last forever. So make the most of your Sunday, whether you’re squirrel watching, sewing, snow shoeing or swearing at the falling snow.
I’m preparing the perfect lazy snowy Sunday dinner, Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes and Rhubarb Crisp for dessert.
Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken with Potatoes
* 3 1/4 – 3 3/4 pound chicken, cut into quarters ( I used 4 thighs, and 2 bone in breasts)
* 3 1/2 pounds of potatoes (Yukon Gold potatoes are best)
* juice from 2-3 medium lemons (Bottled juice can be substituted)
* 2 teaspoons of salt
* 1 heaping tablespoon of oregano
* 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
* 8 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
* 1/2 cup of olive oil
* 1/2 cups of water OR chicken broth
Preparation: Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C).
Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters,
lengthwise. Salt and pepper the chicken and potatoes. Transfer chicken
to a roasting pan, and add potatoes, on and around the chicken. Add
oregano, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice, distributing evenly across
the pan. Add water and roast uncovered at 355°F (180°C) for a total of 1
hour and 40 minutes. Half way through (50 minutes), turn the chicken.