Speedy Recovery

“A Jewish woman had two chickens.
One got sick, so the woman made chicken soup
out of the other one to help the sick one get well.”
Henny Youngman

Speedy Recovery

This evening I wanted to roast a whole chicken, but I didn’t want to use the oven. So, I decided to try roasting the chicken on the gas grill.

I rubbed the inside and outside of the bird with a lemon garlic chicken marinade from Bristol Farms.

Then I took one orange, quartered it and squeezed the juice over the chicken. I then took the four orange slices, four sprigs of rosemary and placed them in the cavity of the chicken. Our grill has a temperature setting which I set at 350 degrees and placed the chicken on the grill for one hour. So the bird would roast evenly, I rotated it several times until it was a golden brown.

For side dishes, I made my famous mascarpone mashed potatoes, as well as my sautéd spinach with roasted garlic infused olive oil.

From now on, all my whole chickens will be roasted on the grill. The chicken was juicy, flavorful and you could taste the rosemary with every bite.

My husband loved the dinner and appreciated all the pampering. I love that my husband is feeling so much better. All this pampering with his favorite food is helping him to a speedy recovery.

Shine On

Dinner is Served

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage.
We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week.
A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing.
She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”
Henny Youngman

Grilled apple brined pork chops with garlic smashed potatoes and fresh sauteed spinach.


My husband and I love great food. We would much rather cook something great ourselves, then go to a mediocre restaurant.

We enjoy watching the “Cooking” and “Food Network” channels. Mostly because we have found our best recipes by watching some of these shows.

Being a connoisseur of art and food, I enjoy making new recipes because of the creative aspect of cooking. It’s the only art form you can eat your way through.

Trying new recipes every week has been a great deal of fun. Eating great food is one of lifes little pleasures. A pleasure I truly do enjoy for myself. But mostly I enjoy cooking for my husband.

Got to run. My pork chops are done grilling, and dinner is served.

Shine On