Friday Night Is For Chicken


I could not decide what meal to make for dinner tonight; I searched and searched and no recipe stood out. Then I remembered the famous words of Ina Garten,”it’s Friday again and Jeffrey is on his way home and I am making him his favorite, chicken.” Ina you are right, Friday night is for roast chicken. I was bad though and didn’t follow a Barefoot Contessa recipe but instead one from Smitten Kitchen. I made roast chicken with a dijon cream sauce to go on top of creamy polenta and classic green beans as a side. I do think Jeffrey would have approved because the pups definitely did.

Roast Chicken with Dijon Sauce


Easter in Denver

I hope everyone had an great Easter! I went to sunrise service with my sister and brother-in-law at Red Rocks and it was beautiful. We left at 5:15 AM and did not get parked till about 6:30 AM; the drive should normally take 25 minuets. We had to park 1.1 miles away because the lots were full but luckily, as you can see from the picture, we were still able to see the sun rising! If you ever go, leave about 45 minutes earlier than you plan.

The rest of the day was filled with mimosas, babka, deviled eggs, Polish Easter borscht, smoked chicken thighs, smoked ribs, and raspberry lemon cheesecake tart.





Moving the borscht from one house to another was an interesting experience.


Kelsey Deviled Eggs Easter 223A4981

(Photo Credit: John Tagle)