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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Night 1

Tried my first dinner tonight without wheat.  It did have some carbs, but since we're getting back to working out tomorrow, I'm going to include some. 

Whole chicken
4 potatoes
Frozen Brocolli
Garlic - 2.5 heads
Italian seasoning
Cooking oil

I didn't check the seasoning to be sure it was wheat free.  Preheat the oven to 350.  Peel garlic but leave whole.  Chop potatoes into bite size pieces (makes it easier since I then don't have to cut it up for the kids later).  Line roasting pan with potatoes and garlic (could use some cooking oil, but the chicken juice was enough).  Save a few pieces to stuff into the chicken.  Place chicken upside down on top of potatoes, lather with oil and sprinkle with seasoning.  Bake for 1.75-2 hours, depending on the size of the chicken.  Cook broccoli according to package directions.

This ends up being a fairly cheap meal because it will also provide a few days of chicken for lunch and we're using the bones to create stock for soup that we'll eat tomorrow.  Not bad for a $6 chicken.  I will be picking up a couple more of these on Wednesday before the sale ends.  Carolyn (3.5yo) gobbled up the broccoli and chicken, and even asked for more of both!  James (19mo) is a challenge to get to sit still long enough to eat, but he didn't fight too much tonight.  We'll see if it helps with sleep at all tonight!  This will definitely be a Sunday dinner we return to as it's not overly complicated and provides leftovers easily reused.

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