HERE'S A GREAT DINNER WITH LESS THAN TEN MINUTES OF PREP TIME.
Real quick, here’s what you’re gonna need for four to six people.
1…A two or three inch deep roasting pan.
2…A quarter of a stick butter and a quarter cup of EVOO.
3…Two large onions.
4…Three large baking potatoes.
5…A large package of about 14 chicken legs.
6…A box of whole mushrooms.
7…A large bag of carrots.
Ok here we go…A thousand and one, a thousand and two, a thousand and three……
Chuck the butter and olive oil in the pan followed up by the chicken legs. Smoosch them around to grease them up good. Trim the carrots tops and don’t even think of peeling them, slice them in thirds and chuck them in too.
Cut up the onions as you would carve a large chunk out of something. Do the same with the potatoes. Skin them first and you might as well forget it and go to McDonald’s.
Dump in the (unwashed and dry) whole mushrooms and you got it. Stick the pan in the oven and cook at about 400 degrees for a while and then drop it down to 325 until the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Depending on the temp and how much you got in the pan, it should take 30 to 60 minutes. Turn and baste the chicken at least twice when cooking. Careful not to smoosch up the veggies.
That’s it; you just made a great dinner faster than Rachael Ray could. Drain the drippings and serve it up in the same pan. If you want to get hairy, whip up some instant mashed potatoes, and a couple large cans of spinach with every drop of packing water squeezed out and replaced with butter. If you’ve got a couple minutes left, make some gravy for the mashed taters from the drippings diluted half and half with the spinach water and a little flour. If you do make gravy, put your chicken and veggies on a serving platter and make the gravy in the pan making sure you scrape up all the yummy goop stuck to the bottom. Damn I’m getting hungry.
If you start with enough chicken legs you’ll have great tasting, cold or hot leftovers for the next couple days. ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!! All of a sudden I’m starving. Going to Publix….Seeya.