For those who know me well or for those who are following me you know that I started a cooking blog as well.. Thats right for those who do not want to wait just once a month for my delicious creations, you can follow me on simplyhomecooking.wordpress.com! I am so excited that I have turned my once a month cooking challenge into an every weekend challenge. that being said, I still will continue the “Tradition” of chosing one of the delicious dishes to use as my “One Meal a month, = 12 new recipes”. In February I cooked many delicious meals, but my favorite was the Cornish Game Hen, and Lemon Spaghetti, ( I know it sounds wierd, but it was absolutely amazing!!!)
This was a first for me in many ways, because 1. I have never cooked Hen and b. I have never roasted potatoes. I took care of a lot of firsts with this meal.. but it was fantastic. I think that Tricia loved it because she got her own little hen to pick and pull at.. plus all the yummy skin to herself!!!!
This meal really did not take to long and it really was fun to present. My family really liked and I know it is one more to add-on to my list of growing recipes..
I have started a “Simply Home Cooking” notebook on my laptop so I can add in all my recipes and make notes if I need to change-up the recipe or if I want to note something that was fabulous. (plus I have my blogs to add to the reminder)
So I depart from you this month and leave my February Meal with you, along with the links to where I got the recipes. I hope you will enjoy it with your family and if you have any notes or ideas please feel free to leave them here!
Herbed Cornish Hens
- 4 (20-ounce) Cornish game hens
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, divided
- 1 1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt, divided
- 1 1/8 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place the hens on a wire rack in a large roasting pan. In a bowl, combine lemon juice, butter, paprika and 1 teaspoon each of thyme, seasoned salt and garlic powder. Pour half over the hens; set the remaining mixture aside for basting. Combine salt, pepper and remaining thyme, seasoned salt and garlic powder; sprinkle over hens. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Baste with reserved lemon juice mixture. Bake 30 minutes longer, basting occasionally, or until the meat is tender and juices run clear.
Pasted from <http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Herbed-Cornish-Hens/Detail.aspx>
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid. Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid, adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.
Pasted from <http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/lemon-spaghetti-recipe/index.html>