Earlier this year, our family moved into a new home. We lived without a few major appliances for a few weeks as we waited for them to come in. They were special orders...go figure! Ah, the joys of being a new homeowner.
One of the appliances that we lived without for those loooong weeks was an oven. Let me tell you, I did not realize how often I used my oven until I didn't have one!
I became the queen of the skillet meal thanks to the cooktop that is built into the island in the kitchen. I made lots of stir fry and taco salads, but boy was I missing my oven baked favorties.
I was so thankful when my mother-in-law called me one day to offer to bring us dinner one night! How lovely, right? I was super thankful considering not only was there no oven in our new home, there was also an empty hole where the dishwasher should be. Not having to cook one night meant less hand washing dishes for me. I took her up on her offer right away!
Do you know what she made for us? A beautiful roasted chicken and vegetables.
Not one meal that I had prepared during the time at our new house made me feel more "at home" than that roasted chicken and vegetables. There is something so familiar, so comforting and so homey about simple classics! I couldn't have asked for a better meal.
I decided then and there that if there was ever a time that I was preparing a meal for a friend, whether it be a new mom, or someone who is ill, or someone who has no oven and is desperate for some home cooking, I was going to make them roasted chicken and vegetables.
Perdue's Oven Ready Roasters make it super easy make two roasters at the same time, one for your family and one for giving. They come preseasoned all ready for the oven in their cooking bags. Easy, easy, easy. Then, you simply adjust the amount of vegetables you need depending on how many people you are serving, and double the gravy.
Making a roasted chicken for giving is also a great choice because you can usually get enough meat for two meals from one roaster, so it's kind of like you're kind of giving two dinners with one chicken! The gorgeous golden roasted vegetables accompanied by the simply seasoned mustard gravy make this a true feel good meal.
In the spirit of giving, I'm excited to be working with Perdue in the fight against hunger and to help feed families in need.
Every time you redeem one of Perdue’s specially marked coupons for easy, convenient PERDUE® Chicken Products, Perdue Foods will donate 4 ounces of protein to Feeding America® to help provide a meal* through its nationwide network of food banks.*
I hope you'll check out more from my friends at Perdue! I love that they are working towards helping families in need.
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Now, go print your coupon and get yourself an Oven Ready Roaster to make this delicious meal for your family. And don't forget to pick up an extra one to give to someone you love. You'll be glad you did!.