Tuesday, April 25, 2006

What Now?

Anyone who has been reading this for any amount of time, has learned that I abhor cooking.

Clearly, as menu planner and meal captain for mission teams, I have been forced to swallow my hatred and buck up and figure it out.

I have five menus that I can use easily here. That works for most of the mission teams and allows for two nights of Haitian cooking.

My five menus are ground beef or no meat. They have been well received.

These menus get repeated on my family over and over and over and ... only, we also have lots of nights of scrambled eggs, pancakes or cereal for dinner. For special occasions, I pull out a special little trick I like to call "PB & J" ----- the crowd goes crazy.

Anyway, to the point of this post.

At the grocery store today, I bought a whole chicken. I am 33, I have never done this before in my life. I have been given a whole bird by my in-laws, (who read this and now know the truth) but I just left it in the freezer. I have never cooked one by myself.

So, for $6.00 U.S. I bought this whole chicken. Now I need to know what to do with it. I would like to have the recipe that requires the least amount of touching of the bird. Who can help?