Our whole family was together this Sunday – a rare event these days! What a blessing to minister in music together in the morning church service. Whitney was at the piano while Alli played her violin to accompany my husband and me singing, “Consider the Lilies.”
After the service ended we came home for dinner. Here are four at the table.
My husband and I sat at the counter so we could pop up and serve. He’s my favorite dinner companion! 🙂
Katie Brown Chicken w/carrots
Chocolate Cherry Cake w/ice cream
I served our favorite dish – Katie Brown Chicken. That’s our name for it. Katie Brown is a woman who had a cooking/decorating/crafting show at one time. I loved it. I’ve lost touch with what she’s doing now, but I sure wish she’d bring back her old show, “Next Door with Katie Brown.” It was so good. One great thing about it was getting this recipe from it!
Katie Brown Chicken
Wash a whole Roasting Hen, dry with paper towel, then rub with Olive oil. Squeeze a whole lemon; reserve juice. Place lemon halves inside hen. Sprinkle inside with salt. Add fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Tie legs and place hen in dish. Sprinkle skin of chicken with paprika and salt. Pour the lemon juice over hen. Add baby carrots and potato cubes to dish. Add enough chicken broth to cover vegetables. Bake until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. (When I go to church I put the oven on about 280-300 degrees and let it cook until I get home from church. It’s always done, but not overdone.)
After removing chicken from the oven, mix 2 Tbl flour and 1/4 C water together, then add to chicken juices for a delicious lemony gravy for the meat and vegetables.
Dessert was the cake we had for Alli’s birthday on Saturday. This is the easiest chocolate cake you’ll ever bake – and maybe one of the best! We served it with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream – the birthday girl’s choice! Here’s a piece…
Here’s a piece close up. Look at the luscious cherry peeking out and
the fudgy icing!
Here’s the recipe:
Chocolate Cherry Cake
1 box Chocolate Cake mix
Mix ingredients and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min, or until the top springs back.
While cake is in the oven make the icing:
5 Tbl. marg.
1/3 cup milk
1 cup sugar
Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add 1 cup chocolate chips. Let icing sit for 15 minutes. Pour warm icing over warm cake. Store cake in the fridge. Enjoy!
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