A homegrown feast

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I cooked a chicken on the BBQ rotisserie last night – one of the birds I’d helped dispatch a few weeks ago. It weighed 9.7 pounds – pretty much the size of a turkey.  It was awesome.

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It took just under 2 hours on indirect heat and the skin crisped up nicely.

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It rested covered and breast side down for a good hour while I finished making the rest of meal. 

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I made a tabouleh-ish salad because I have an abundance of parsley still in my garden. I added tomatoes, cucumbers, chick peas and bulgur and tossed it with olive oil and lemon juice.   Was nice.

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I made a stuffing for the chicken with suet and steel cut oats, onions and garlic with lots of sage and rosemary from my garden. It’s a family tradition that my mom would make every Christmas and stuff in the front end of the turkey.  I think it was perfect with the chicken and I used one of those cheese cloth stuffing bags so it stayed all together.

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All the veg, with the exception of the cucumber, was from my garden. Potatoes, carrots, beets, tomatoes, onions, garlic, parsley,  sage and rosemary. And it was all pretty amazing.

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