We decided to finally do some clearing up in the conservatory this weekend. It was quite a slow process but we're making some progress at least. Still a few things need doing.
We bought some pots and plants on Friday and today, i painted all the cheap terracota pots we bought in grey paints i had leftover from previous DIY project. Quite pleased with how they turned out. Now, we have somewhere to enjoy our breakfast on the weekends and generally somewhere to potter around in. Maybe i will dig out the festoon lights and add them here to give that extra ambience for the evenings. That's next weekend job!
All these hard work got us tired and hungry so we decided to cook an easy, no fuss roast.
Spring Roast Chicken
Quite simply... you take a chicken out of the bag, rinse, then place in a roasting dish. Then add a couple of sliced onions and a whole garlic bulb sliced in half. Then, slice a whole lemon and squeeze the juice all over the chicken, leaving the lemon in the roasting dish. Add 150g of butter on top of the chicken, salt + pepper, a sprig of fresh lemon thyme, rosemary and oregano [ from the new herb pots :) ], place in the oven 200c for the first 20 minutes reducing it to 180c for another hour or until the juice runs clear when you pinch a carving fork thru the meat. Voila!
That wasn't so hard, was it? We served it with King Edward roast potatoes and gravy. No veg.
Spring cleaning is definitely good for the soul. :)