Sunday, January 11, 2015

#11_15' ; Sunday Roast

" Sunday roast dinner. 
First roast of the year, one pan roasted chicken with rosemary and potatoes. " 
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I've always wanted to roast a chicken for dinner, finally, I can check it off from my bucket list! 
This roast chicken was inspired by a Youtube cooking channel,  Laura in the Kitchen. Lots of love for her recipe and video, never fails to make my stomach grumble every night. 
I followed her recipe step by step, video down below :

Her recipes can be get from here too, if you're lazy to go to her blog to search up the recipe.

Serves 4 to 6 

For the Chicken:
1 6lb / 3kg While Chicken, washed and patted dry
2 cloves of Garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp of Fresh Rosemary, finely minced
3 tbsp of Unsalted Butter ( room temperature )
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 Whole Head of Garlic, cut in half
1 Lemon, halved
1 Large Yellow Onion, slicked into thick slices

For the Potatoes :
4 Large Potatoes, washed, dried and cut into large chunks
10 cloves of Garlic, unpeeled
2 tbsp of Fresh Rosemary, stripped off the stem
Salt and Pepper, to taste
About 2 tbsp of Olive Oil


1. Preheat the oven to 425degrees.

2. Drizzle some olive oil in a large roasting dish and add the potatoes, whole garlic cloves, rosemary, salt and pepper, and drizzle a bit more olive oil, toss everything together and push this mixture to the sides of the pan leaving an opening in the center for the chicken.

3. Arrange your onion slices in the middle opening of the roasting dish in one layer and set aside.

4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, fresh chopped rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Place 3/4 of this mixture under the skin of the chicken right between the breast and skin, massage it to smear under it as evenly as possible. Place the remaining mixture on top of the chicken smearing it evenly as well. Stuff the inside cavity with your whole lemon, the whole clove of garlic and few spring of rosemary and tie the legs together * opps I missed this step *

5. Place the chicken in the roasting dish on top of the onion slices, tuck the wings under and sprinkle some salt and pepper evenly over the top.

6. Bake for about 1hour and 40minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 170degrees. Remove it from the oven and cover it with some aluminium foil for about 15minutes before carving.

-------------------------------------------------Recipe by Laura Vitale---------------------------------------------

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#7 _ 15' ; Fairy Wings

" your wings already exist, all you have to do is fly ; "
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Went to IKEA with the family last Sunday, mmm. IKEA sure is a fun place to go, get to see all the beautiful furnitures, utensils, and more!
With the wings on me, in all of sudden, I felt like i'm one of the Victoria Secret's Angels hahaha omg * dreaming * Always dreamed of someday having hot sexy body like theirs, walking down the runway with gorgeous lingeries. But nah, I don't think it going to happen in my life.
How awesome will it be if there's wing grown on my back. Imagine, I don't have to drive, I just fly! Travelling around the world without paying any air tickets, ugh so good. 

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