So it's been one month since my last post. I miss writing and cooking on a regular basis, but with work, it's just not always possible. I'm pretty tired when I get home and, as much as cooking relaxes me, I lack the energy required to put a delicious meal on the table. When the weekend comes around, I just want to relax and vegetate on the couch. Needless to say, it's been a difficult few weeks with work. I go into my kitchen to make coffee in the morning and perhaps make a quick salad and grilled chicken for a weeknight meal. I miss spending time in my kitchen with no worries in the world. Ah, the good old days...
In an attempt to simplify things in my life and make it easier for me to prepare meals, I've recently discovered the amazingness that is Fresh Direct. Just a few clicks and gorgeous food is delivered to my door. No crowds, long lines or carrying home heavy groceries. Fresh Direct does charge for delivery, but it's totally worth it.
For a delicious Sunday dinner I decided to go hunting for something exciting in my freezer. A couple of weeks ago I had bought a couple of cornish hens. I defrosted them and marinated them with a mixture of garlic, thyme, olive, salt and pepper. That's it. I literally massaged in the marinade and refrigerated for about 6 hours. Cook for 50-60 minutes at 425 degrees, until juices run clear. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
Cornish hens are a great to make for a dinner party. They create an impact, are no more difficult to prepare than a roast chicken and cost about $3 a hen. I served them with roasted vegetables. I used this recipe.