Kids can help with dinner!

Last weekend, we brought home a nice big 5 pound chicken from the New Braunfels Farmer’s Market. Tonight, we’re cooking it up with this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/juicy-roasted-chicken/.

Megan was super excited to be able to help me make a real chicken. What could a 9 year old do to help? She sprinkled the salt, pepper, and onion powder on the outside (I rubbed the seasonings on the inside), stuffed the celery in, and put the butter on. We also added some carrots and potatoes to the pan so we would have a full dinner.

After dinner, we’ll pull off as much meat as we can and freeze for another dinner and cook the carcass tomorrow to make some yummy chicken & dumplins.  Three dinners from one $10 bird–NICE!

I don’t know why I have always been intimidated by cooking a whole chicken.  Really, cooking a chicken is so easy…a 9 year old could do it! 🙂

 

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