Of course, like always, I put this meal off until the weekend because I just don't have time to think about it during the week. This works out though because it gives me a chance to fix a nice meal for Grumpy and I on the weekend- If we are home!
For Ireland I chose a dish I found on Irishabroad.com for Honey Chicken with Lemon and Garlic. Yummy. Just the name of the dish sounded so good to me - then as I mixed the sauce and the aroma was hitting me....I knew it was going to be a hit with me!
I normally don't care for photos of raw meat...but this photo to me is great. Maybe because as I was pouring the sauce over and I was smelling the lemon, rosemary, honey, and garlic mixture, I was falling in love with this dish!
If I didn't have other sweets in my near future, I would have loved to have made an Irish dessert. Something like Irish Whiskey Christmas Cake or Irish Apple Cake! I really hope we visit Ireland again for MKMW - and if we don't well, I guess I may have to go their on my own! There are so many Irish recipes out there that I definitely want to try!
4 Tbsp butter
leaves stripped from 4 rosemary stalks
3 tablespoons of honey
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 chicken chicken breasts
4 Large potatoes peeled and cut into square chunks
Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Squeeze the juice from two of the lemons. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan, adding the lemon juice, garlic, honey and rosemary. Season well with salt and pepper.
Arrange the chicken in one layer in a shallow roasting tin. Place the potatoes around the chicken and drizzle the lemony butter over the potatoes and chicken turning them so they are evenly coated. Cut the third lemon into wedges and put amongst the chicken and potatoes.
Roast the chicken for one hour until the juices run clear and the potatoes are golden. Stir twice during the cooking time. Enjoy!
I want to leave you with another photo of little Rudy. He was sleeping on top of the loveseat this afternoon and he looked like he was about to fall right off. I can't help it, he's so adorable. 🙂