You might be wondering why I cooked a roast chicken dinner a few days before Thanksgiving. The answer is because I forgot Thanksgiving was this week. The holiday falls a little earlier then usual this year, not to mention I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's the end of November already. Wasn't it just August? Wasn't I just lamenting the hot weather that was keeping us from enjoying apple and pumpkin picking with friends? Where does the time go?
In addition to the perfectly cooked chicken:
... we had the sweet potatoes and carrots that roasted in the pan with the chicken:
... creamed spinach (I cheated and used Seabrook):
... mashed potatoes:
... and an acorn squash roasted with butter, salt, pepper and brown sugar until it was tender:
I also made a quick gravy using the pan drippings, aromatics, some chicken stock and a slurry made with flour and water. It was a mighty tasty meal and certainly made the house smell good, but now I'm worried I won't be in the mood for the big feast on Thursday.