inspiration: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
as of late i've been uninspired. maybe it's allergies. maybe it's lethargy. it might even be because someone else is cooking and i'm just along for the ride. whatever it is, it's merged over to photography and crafting. i haven't picked up a crochet hook in months. i delete pictures on a whim. thankfully my rss feed is filled to the brim with awe inspiring goodness ~ of the cooked/baked or hand-created variety. i've taken a break. i attend demos. i watch free food photography sessions online.
i gushed over penny de los santos all weekend. i didn't watch every second of her course, but damn, the seconds i did watch? they moved me. they made me think. they made me feel. i had made plans prior to the whole hoopla to roast a chicken over the weekend, to put care into the bird and quite possibly, quite FINALLY, pose it accordingly to make a pretty picture. because i've roasted chickens before, to very satisfactory taste-results but the pictures? uninspiring.
it helps that the initial post for this recipe is so incredibly beautiful. *that* is an example of an inspiring read. *this* is an example of a sunday night dinner with my darling, complete with seared asparagus & kale chips.
i used lemon-thyme, which is even more lemony than plain ol thyme, and rosemary.
surprise surprise, i did not measure the liquids and just added what i had handy. it wasn't the end of the world.
i did not season with salt, it came out a lil bland, but again, not the end of the world.
the tomato butter was not processed into a smooth paste, rather, i just smeared it everywhere, chunks & all. not the end of the world, people.
save the pan drippings, could make for great gravy.
save the carcass to make chicken stock. you'll thank me for the reminder.