Roast Chicken & mini muffins

I made roast chicken last night for dinner. It was very good, but why can’t I carve a chicken? I swear it looks like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre when I get done with it! Poor thing all sprawled out on the cutting board, hacked into pieces. LOL Anyway, it was delicious. I placed it on a rack in a roasting pan, rubbed it with olive oil, sprinkled with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I also made homemade stuffing, so made sure I filled the bird well. I poured half a can of chicken broth into the pan and covered with foil. Baked at 325 F for an hour, removed the foil and continued cooking till 175 internal temp (another hour and a half). Served with mashed potatoes, stuffing, chicken gravy and corn. Yum!

I don’t know about your kids, but mine love those little mini muffins you buy in the store. You know the ones, they come in packages of 4 or 5 muffins, about 4 packages per box and they are almost $4 a box. :-O Needless to say I don’t buy them all that often. However, WalMart has these handy dandy little muffin mixes, all you add is half a cup of milk, and they cost about 85 cents each. I could have gotten more muffins per batch, but chose to fill the muffin tins almost all the way full instead of 2/3. I know, I know, making them from scratch would have been even cheaper, but these were quick and it’s the first time I’m going to attempt sending them with lunches or as a quickie breakfast. I figured that they cost me about half of what the packaged ones cost. I made lemon poppy seed, apple cinnamon, chocolate chocolate chip, and regular chocolate chip. After they cooled I put them in zipper sandwich bags with 3-4 muffins in each.

Tomorrow I will post the Chocolate Orange Cake I made this week. It’s very good but should probably be kept in the refrigerator, mine ended up falling apart after sitting in the cake container on the counter. The last few pieces are in the fridge now.

Till tomorrow!

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  1. Sortin'ItAllOut says

    My chicken always turns out “massacred”, too. You are not alone! Got the link for your blog from the FC, thank-you for a great blog!

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