My day stared out at HighCross Farm. My daughter and I went to help out and wound up being blessed in ways I don’t think words could describe. All I know is it was solidified that I was called to HighCross Farm.
I was sent home with a huge bin of veggies, berries, and a whole chicken. Awesome!
I am an impatient woman and really wanted to make the chicken tonight. When I got home I started the defrost process, ran some errands, then came home and got started on dinner.
One of the items in my bin today was a nice freshly picked head of savoy cabbage. With that I made an impromptu coleslaw. (All recipes will be at the end of the post)
Then I got busy on the chicken. I decided to make my honey butter chicken a recipe I found here, and use the new potatoes I had gotten today as well.
The chicken came out fantastic and I encourage anyone who may read this to try this chicken recipe out. I never thought to use honey..but once I did, I won’t go back.
The chicken was so tender and moist.
My plate. This meal was out of this world! Thanks Farmer Steve and Kath for a truly wonderful day.
1 head of cabbage shredded
1 carrot shredded
- 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
- salt and pepper to taste
Shred your cabbage and carrot. Mix mayo, sugar, vinegar, celery seed, s&P in a bowl. Pour over cabbage, stir..chill.
Honey Butter Chicken and Potatoes
1 whole chicken
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon honey
a few sprigs fresh thyme
a few sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cloves of garlic
6 red potatoes
preheat oven to 375°
- bring water to boil in large saucepan. add potatoes and garlic and boil for 12 min.
- drain potatoes and rough them up in the strainer.
- take garlic from strainer, along with the thyme and stuff into cavity of chicken.
- slather the chicken with 1 Tablespoon of the butter and pop it the oven for 45 minutes.
- melt remaining Tablespoon of butter and add honey to it.
- lift the chicken up and toss the potatoes around in the pan, coating them with the juices. make room for the chicken and set it back in the pan.
- brush honey butter over chicken and put it back in the oven. repeat every 15 minutes twice, for a total of 45 more minutes in the oven.
- Let it sit for a few minutes before carving into. Enjoy!