A Chicken in Every Pot…

A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”

Herbert Hoover

It’s interesting that the above quote is attributed to the 31st president of America, but it is also said to have originated much earlier. And of course I would like it better if it ended with “and a bicycle in every living room” (doesn’t everyone keep their bikes in their living rooms?). Anyhow, as I was making dinner tonight for my son and I, and snapped the above photo, this quote came to mind…tonight I had a chicken in my pot, or at least a couple of Cornish game hens. I prepared them first by poaching them in turkey stock, then removed them and drained the stock (reserving it); now the stock had an even richer flavor. Then I prepared a brown rice pilaf, which I seasoned with traditional Lebanese flavorings (click here for a multitude of recipes), but before adding the stock to the rice to cook it I placed the whole and partially cooked hens in the rice. The outcome was delicious.

Urban Simplicity.

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