Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday with Friends

Some days, you just need your friends. Friends you can count on to be there when you need them. And, being with these friends makes everything all right. I want you to meet my friends - baked chicken and roasted asparagus. Don't laugh...I needed them this evening after a long week at work and they came through providing me with the familiar comfort I so desperately craved.

I used a cut up fryer and a package of chicken legs. When you have little kids, you can never have too many drumsticks. I seasoned them with my trinity of seasonings: seasoning salt, garlic salt, and course pepper.  After seasoning, I covered the chicken with foil and baked for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees. After 40 minutes, I removed the foil and cranked the oven up to 425, letting the chicken cook for another 20 minutes until the skin was golden and crisp.

Meanwhile, I prepared my asparagus by chopping off the tough ends, laying them on a large piece of aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray. I drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with pepper and kosher salt. Since I had the chicken in the oven, I decided to let Eric cook the aspargus on the grill. We wrapped them up in foil and he cooked them on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, depending on desired firmness. I have also roasted asparagus in the oven by putting them in a shallow baking dish and roasting at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.

Asparagus is a beautiful thing.

We gathered round the table, talked about old times, laughed out loud, and left satisfied.


  1. Leave it to Kim to have the ability to make me think I WANT asparagus! LOL :-) Thanks for the chocolate chewy today! It was YUMMY!!

  2. Asparagus is wonderful. You don't know what you're missing.

  3. Asparagus is so good! I hate that I went years without enjoying it. I usually oven roast it but I will have to try the grill.I have a bunch in my fridge just waiting...

  4. I LOVE ASPARAGUS! It is my all time favorite vegetable. I never tried roasting it. I shall give it a try soon! Yummmyy


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