Today, I tried some newlywed recipes for our dinner! Now that we are moved in we have all of our nice wedding gifts unpacked and ready for use. I am also off work this week and next for winter break so I decided it was cooking time! Not to mention I had a “french hen” to come up with as I promised Ryan.
This recipe calls for a whole chicken. I had never dealt with a whole chicken before. I mean on the farm we had some chickens and I sure have eaten chickens that were cooked whole, but as far as me, myself cooking a whole chicken this was going to be a first! Good news is I heard it is much cheaper to buy whole chicken than chicken breast. Ryan and I eat a lot of chicken, so that is great news for us!
3.72 Pound Chicken for $3.65!
After opening the chicken I soon realized why people may not like to cook whole chickens. I didn’t have any gloves I could put on so I got two freezer zip lock bags to use as gloves! I started cutting and pulling on the chicken. It was not the most pleasant experience, but I managed. Place chicken pieces in shallow baking dish.
All the ingredients you need for this recipe.
Honey Baked Chicken
1/2 Cup Butter, Melted (or replace with Olive Oil)
1/2 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Mustard
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then pour them over the chicken.
An hour and 15 minutes later with the oven at 350 F this is what you have! Some tender, yummy chicken!
Don’t forget to baste the chicken about every 15-20 minutes.
I started the bread a few hours earlier so that it would be ready and cooled by the time dinner came around. I was a bit nervous about making the bread because I have heard horror stories about putting the wrong amount of ingredients in the machine and something going wrong. In the end we turned out with some great bread!
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread
1 1/4 Cups Water (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 Tablespoons Honey (TIP: Spray measuring spoon with cooking spray so it doesn’t stick!)
2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened (or replace with Olive Oil)
1 1/4 Teaspoons Salt
2 Tablespoons Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1 3/4 Cups Bread Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup Quick-Cooking Oats
1 1/4 Teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
It starts to knead, but we must wait 3 hours for the bread to be ready!
The wait was worth it! It was wonderful!
Then, we had our lovely dinner with our Stone Hill Winery Sparkling raspberry Grape Juice from Branson!
They were great newlywed recipes! We enjoyed the new recipes and the new taste! Sometimes it is hard to find new recipes that we want to try that are still healthy. The great thing about these two newlywed recipes were that they were already healthy! I enjoyed attempting to be Betty Crocker for my husband 🙂 I hope he enjoyed his “french hen” just as much as I did!
What are some newlywed recipes that you cook for your husband? Leave a comment below to share new recipes that we could try!