Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Rainy Day Chicken Honey

Yesterday I had one of those afternoons that you work so hard that you go to bed just sore enough to know you have done a honest days work.
I did all the regular, must do farm chores and then I did what my Dad would fondly call "puttering".
When I finally said good night to the chickens and shut the hen house I walked away thinking, the farm looked pretty darn good. I should know better than to boast , even to myself...
In the night I woke to the sound of heavy rain, that was not letting up. When I got up for morning chores the I walked out to a muddy mess, and drizzle. The Big Boys were stomping around in the puddles awaiting breakfast service their feathers covered in mud. Once everyone was fed, I put the Miniature horses out to pasture, and they immediately rolled in mud.
Before Six AM. I had an over sized chicken lathed with  fresh honey , stuffed with lemons and farm fresh herbs and in the crock pot to slow roast all day.
Tonight when I finish my days work (on the farm and off) it will be a treat to enter a house fragrant with roasted chicken to feast on.


•One Large Oven Roaster / Chicken
•3/4 cup Dijon mustard

•1/4 cup honey  I used Raw Farm Honey , Photo's above are courtesy of the Browns Bee Farm
  • Farm Fresh herbs, I used Rosemary, chives and sage
  • One Lemon Cut in half


Stuff Chicken with Lemon and Fresh herbs. Salt and Pepper Put chicken in crock pot. Mix mustard and honey; pour over chicken. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on low for about 7 to 8 hours.

1 comment:

Sherry Sutherby said...

Thank you for this amazing Blog post! Loved every word...and I can smell that culinary delight from here!