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Julia Child’s Roasted Chicken

daisi - March 4, 2012

menu recap [week 9]

daisi - March 4, 2012
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Sunday: Stuffed Zucchini with Cheesy Breadcrumbs

I received my first produce bag from the Natural Farms co-op I joined. It was packed full of zucchini so I decided to try this stuffed zucchini recipe. We paired it with some leftover steak we had, but it’d be great with just about anything or by itself if you’re vegetarian.

Monday: Roasted Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots

I meant to serve the stuffed zucchini with a roasted chicken courtesy of the Mastering the Art of French Cooking cookbook, but they both required significant oven time so that was a no-go. I did end up making the chicken on Monday though and it was fabulous and I felt fancy because I used a Julia Child recipe. Albiet, probably the easiest one in the book, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere, right?

UPDATE: here’s the step-by-step recipe for the roasted chicken

Tuesday we had leftovers and Wednesday we were craving Thai food. Thursday I had a happy hour at R Bar and had more of their delicious food. Seriously, best “bar food” ever.

Friday after work I met my friend Jess at Doc’s on Brookside for some of their amazing specialty cocktails. This is the only place I know of in Tulsa that puts so much time and effort into their cocktail menu. These were both refreshing and delicious. And I’m in love with the vintage glass that the Tulsa Thyme was served in.

Dinner at In the Raw followed and it was delicious as usual. I love most of the sushi restaurants in Tulsa, but I really love the volcano roll from In the Raw, so good I crave it!

Saturday was a really fun day. I bought a living social deal for lunch for 2 at a local winery, Stonebluff Cellars. It included soup (we had french onion), artichoke dip and a cheese tray. My mom made the 2-hour road trip from Kingfisher to join me for an early Mother’s Day outing.

And of course, we had to get a bottle of wine to enjoy with our lunch. When in Rome, right?

If you live in the Tulsa area, I highly recommend a day trip to this winery. They offer tours, free tastings with a purchase (or $3 otherwise), and the wine is VERY affordable (about $16 per bottle). I’m always impressed with wines that Oklahoma wineries can produce and it’s fun to serve local wines at dinner parties.

After our tour, we had lots of other mother-daughter things to do, like pedicures and wedding stuff. We were exhausted and didn’t feel like cooking a huge time-consuming meal, so she suggested these easy turkey & cheese sliders. They’re similar to the sliders I made a few weeks ago, but I like this recipe better. I will share later this week because you HAVE to make these soon. They’re too easy and too delicious to not make.

And that’s if for this week. Hopefully I’ll have more yummy recipes to share next week.

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