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.