A homegrown feast


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.


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


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


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.


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.



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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