Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I Call the Chicken to the Stand

After a brief hiatus (for various and sundry reasons, not the least of which is this globe-trotting blogger) our Tuesday evening dinners have resumed. Now, the weather in the northeast has been unusually hot – downright toasty – and such temperatures are just not conducive to cooking. Enter the perfect solution, GRILL….Architect grilled a whole damn chicken! She has this little contraption on which the chicken sits and is grilled upright.


So I embarked on a hunt to find this little item. I typed “chicken grill stand” into an search and, there it was…in all its grilling glory

and BONUS I can have it by this Saturday if I order within the next 21 hours and choose next day shipping.


That was easy.

I was just as curious about the beer-can chicken recipe book for $8.51 but I passed on that.

This little piece of equipment produces the best roasted chicken ever…moist on the inside and fight-for-the-crispy-part on the outside. Delicious indeed. Architect also grilled asparagus and I contributed a zesty green salad with raspberries, goat cheese and sunflower seeds. Foodie made a quinoa salad. What, you ask? Quinoa (keen-wah) is a low carb grain with a taste and texture that is a cross between brown rice and oatmeal….tasty indeed. We also had a tiramisu cake that was left over from a weekend soiree.

Oh, mojitos…had those too. Might explain my sluggishness the next morning.

Crush mint and sugar to taste in a little bowl, add a shot of clear rum and 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice. Fill a tall glass with ice, add the rum mixture and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with a few sprigs of mint...yummy.

Youngest daughter’s Senior Ball is this weekend…they grow up so quickly!


Marysol said...

I've wanted to make beer can chicken for years, but always end up roasting the chicken in the oven, and drinking the beer! :) So the chicken stand may be what I need.

Your menu sounds delicious, from the Quinoa Salad to the Cuban Mojitos.

And Congratulations to your DD!
My daughter went from a Sesame Street house to a house of her own, in the blink of an eye. How does one stop blinking?

Joann said...

Thanks Marysol...drinking a beer is good too! Congrats to your daughter on her is just mind-boggling how quickly the years fly by!

Amy said...

Looks like a delicious feast you're having there! This roasted chicken looks yummy! I've never try this before but seems like a good method. Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I'm hosting 2 giveaways on my blog. One for $50 Thrive Product and the other one are baking molds and more. Please stop by to check them out.

Have a wonderful weekend.