Happy Fatty! I’ve decided that it’s high time I start to actually cook meals in my home again (rather than re-heat or defrost). And this one’s really easy, and perfect for the fall. Perfect comfort food! And the best part? Takes about 10 minutes to put together.
Cornish game hens- I can’t hear those words without giggling thinking of the commercial (I think it’s for cell phones?) with the lady walking through a parking lot with her husband talking about how she is going to serve them at a dinner party “that way everyone gets their own little chicken”. And for someone who hates sharing, getting my own little chicken is kinda perfect.
2 cornish game hens*
Chicken seasoning (I use McCormick’s Chicken Seasoning)
1 head of Cauliflower
*recipe serves two, not four*
1. Get your game hens on, people! Really though, just prepare the CGH by rinsing thouroughly and patting dry. Then season as desired on both sides. Place those puppies on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan and place in an oven set to 350 degrees for 1 hour.
2. Next up, grab the cauliflower and chop into 1 inch florets. Place on baking sheet with baby carrots (onions would be super yummy too, though I didn’t have any on hand) and sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Coat vegetables and spread evenly. Place in oven with hens for 30-45 minutes. Toss about 20 minutes in to ensure even roasting. Have child supervise roasting, like so:
That’s it. Plate it up and call it a day. Kase has already requested this meal again, and it’s so easy, I am inclined to go ahead and do it, like the good little lady wife I am. I would do more roasted veggies next time though- Colin ate all my carrots. Apparently, despot *loves* himself some roasted carrots. And since he rarely eats veggies, I’m gonna go with it!
What was especially nice about this particular meal? We got to eat it as a family at our dining room table. Which is a first. Really.