It's A Boy!!What??!! When?? How??
Don't worry dear readers...I'm NOT trying to fill the nest...but one of my blogger friends is starting to fill hers!
I'm so excited to participate in a virtual baby shower for my blogger buddy Katie. If you aren't familiar with Katie she has two amazing blogs! One is her cooking blog, Katie's Cucina and the other is my favorite type... a D.I.Y. blog she shares with her handy husband, Sew Woodsy.
Katie and her hubby Jon are expecting their first child, a BOY, in March. What better way to get them prepared then with a virtual Baby Shower! Easy meal and craft ideas for a new Mama...(or any Mama because we are all extremely BUSY!)
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red PotatoesThere is something extremely comforting about a roasting chicken in the oven...the warmth and aroma which permeates throughout your home screams COZY to me. The thought of a wee newborn and Mama sleeping while Daddy whips up this EASY but Delish dish fills my heart with joy.
I have adapted this dish from the One and Only Martha...it was in an issue of my Fave magazine, Martha Stewart Living you can find the original recipe here.
It all started with some beautiful fresh lemons from my neighbors tree. When Nikki handed me these babies I knew exactly what I wanted to create.
Grabbed a few more ingredients
- 1 whole chicken
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 lemons, halved
- 1 pound red potatoes, halved or cut into thirds if large
Toss potatoes and 2 tablespoons oil. Scatter potatoes along chicken. Drizzle juice from 1 lemon on chicken and potatoes. (I use this amazing juicing tool from Pampered Chef) Season with salt and pepper.
Rotate pan, toss potatoes, and cook 25 minutes more until potatoes and chicken are golden brown (be sure to use a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken's thigh until it reaches 165 degrees) Let chicken and potatoes stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the sauce by combining the following:
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- Pinch of red-pepper flakes
A QUICK, EASY and DELICIOUS meal is ready for your hungry family!
Want some more Easy Recipe & Craft Ideas for Busy Families? Click on the links and Head over to visit all my other blogging buddies participating in this Virtual Baby Shower!
Easy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup from The Little Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Cook the Story
Individual Tortilla Caprese Pizzas from a farmgirl's dabbles
Easy Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Little Claireification
Slow Cooker Jambalaya from A Spicy Perspective
Italian Style Stir Fry from Aggie's Kitchen
Apricot Chicken from Bombshell Bling
Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots
Cuban Casserole with Whole Grain Mustard Butter Biscuits from Climbing Grier Mountain
Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books
Baby Boy Subway Art Printable from H2OBungalow
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red Potatoes from Life After Empty Nest
Yogurt Blueberry and Honey Smoothie from My Sweet Zepol
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Salad from Shaken Together
Printable Baby Whale Themed Cards and Project Life Mini Album from Simply Kelly Designs Coconut Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies from Simply Southern Baking
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Garden Vegetables from Sweet Remedy
Easy Kofta Kebabs from Tasty Chomps
Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa from The Dinner-Mom
Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife
Honey-Dijon Chicken, Apple & Quinoa Wraps from The Kitchen Prep
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos from The Nifty Foodie
DIY Whale Art from While They Snooze
One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road
Best Wishes to Katie and Jon as they await the arrival of their Baby Boy!
What are some of your fave, easy, go to meals?
Leave me a comment and share!
Thanks for Reading!
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