Inspired by our harvest.
When new customers buy one of our chickens, the first thing we tell them is NOT to cook the chicken in a crock pot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that (thanks Jerry S), but pasture raised chicken is best enjoyed roasted or smoked. We believe roasting helps bring out the best flavor in these very healthy and already tender chickens!
If you’ve never roasted a chicken, below is a good recipe to try. Feel free to substitute when it comes to seasonings as everyone tends to have their favorites. Bon a petite and be sure to let you us know how you like it.
This week we had our daughter, son-in-law and one of our “adopted” daughters over for dinner. Given the cold weather we’ve been having, a hot casserole seemed appropriate.
Lynn found a baked ziti recipe online and then modified it using what we had on hand. Turned out great so I thought we’d share. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Saute ground beef, onion, and bell pepper in large skillet until onion is tender and beef is lightly browned.
Drain off excess fat; add Ro-tel, tomato sauce. basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper.
Stir well, then stir in pasta and 1 cup of the cheese; transfer to a 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
Top with remaining cup of cheese and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.