As usual, I didn’t eat much during the day. I did have a cookie for breakfast and for lunch I had a veggie sandwich with hummous on whole wheat bread (from the school caf) and a slice of cheese. Right now, I’m enjoying a sliced Granny Smith apple (these HUGE things were at Thrifty’s and I just HAD to purchase them), and a couple lychee fruit (which I have never bought before, but damn are they good!). Meanwhile, I’m roasting a whole chicken in my Staub in the oven (just like what we had for dinner a week ago today, come to think of it). This time, I’ve added more veggies: the usual potatoes, chunks of yellow onion (as Thrifty’s was sold out of pearl onions again), leeks, carrots, and brussel sprouts (yum!). I also added a bit of lemon juice this time and threw in a few cubes of the chicken glace I made last week from the leftover chicken and bones. I guess I’ll be making more chicken stock this week! I’ll be sure to post some pic’s and let you know how it turned out.
While it’s cooking though, I have another confession to make. Yes, you guessed it–I went to the bakeware store again today. You see, this week (or this weekend), I want to try my hand at making my first-ever cheesecake (my favourite dessert!). So, naturally, I needed to pick up a springform pan. But me being me, and having just a little room left on the ol’ Visa, I decide to pick up a few extra tidbits; such as a small Wüstof meat fork and bread knife (with matching knife guards, of course), the aforementioned springform pan, some little pie weights, a nice icing/decorating kit (the icing bags and various nibs), small measuring spoons, and a small spatula and ladle for my kit. The nice saleslady (who is becoming my best friend, we’re on a first-name basis now haha) showed me a really cool mandolin and did a demo using an apple to slice/julienne and chop it up. Needless to say by now, I am on a waiting list for when the new models arrive (but they’re only $50, come on!).
Before I post pictures and tell you how dinner was, I thought I would share a couple of pic’s of my new Wüstof knife roll and the various items I’ve added to it. I’ve been obsessed lately with checking out what other home cooks and pro chef’s have in their rolls/took kits/arsenal, so here are pictures of mine:
Front Pocket (L-R): bench scraper, small set of measuring spoons, scissors
Oh, I just realized that the pic of the knives have all their blade guards on, so I took one of the knives without their guards:
UPDATE: So, I just wolfed down my dinner. Despite the load of butter in it, I think it was fairly healthy. The chicken was amazing–very moist and delicious. The veggies were good too. The only thing is that there was something lacking. It needed more salt and pepper, it was a wee bit bland. I don’t know what else I could have added except more salt. Perhaps some white wine? That was my initial plan, but I just didn’t have the time to go to the liquor store and we don’t have any here at home. Anyway, here are the pictures:
Chicken just out of the oven (before broiling)
Casserole Roasted Chicken and Veg, plated.