kitchen poetry, day 3

as we watch davidson's first televised basketball game of the season, the delicious taste of dinner still lingers.  we made a warming fall meal of roasted chicken, buttered turnips, and baby butter beans.  tonight's dinner was full of firsts: my first time to roast a chicken, my first time cooking turnips, and my first farm bought chicken (d&a farms in zebulon georgia) ...i have to say, none of these firsts will be my last. the chicken was succulent and juicy with a velvety texture.  and, the sense of accomplishment after successfully roasting a whole chicken is pretty cool.  the turnips caramelized when i cooked them and tasted amazing- i think they might be my new favorite fall vegetable.  the butter beans are an all-time favorite of mine and this time they continued to please.

tomorrow i am going to make homemade chicken broth with my farm raised bird.  this is the kind of food and cooking that makes you feel cared for.

roasted chicken, buttered turnips, and baby butter beans