It’s fall, HOORAY! Fall is my favorite season by far. Some think I am crazy because spring is happier, summer is warmer, and fall only means winter is near… but not to me. For me, everything is still beautiful with summer trees turning brilliant shades of gold and red, and air that is crisp in the morning and evenings, and warm enough during the day to go without a jacket. I love frequently catching the smell of burning leaves and realizing I can dig out all of my sweaters and boots that I’ve had for years. But the best thing about Fall is of course, the food.
Don’t even get me started. I could write about this forever, and I will, but over several posts throughout the season. The roasting, grilling, baking and smoking… the soups, stews, pies and breads. It truly is a magical time to eat, and I haven’t even brought up ‘football food’ or dark beer, but that’s another story.
Today I’ll keep it simple=Chicken. Buy a whole one, roast it, have it for dinner then pick off the meat and eat it for days in several different ways. It’s economical, delicious and easy. Today for lunch I made a simple salad that tasted way better than most I get at any restaurant. Here it is:
- Baby spinach tossed with Iceburg lettuce (for crunch and to spread out the more expensive spinach)
- Handful of gorgonzola cheese (or goat, or feta)
- Dried cranberries
- Misc.: I throw in whatever else is leftover and will taste good, today a couple of blanched broccoli spears.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice, a dash of olive oil, ground pepper and sea salt. Delicious.
Other things I do with my leftover roasted chicken is whip up some Chicken Salad, Chicken & Broccoli w/Peanut Sauce or Chx Paninis.