Monday, December 19, 2011

Amish Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

We had our Modern Family Christmas on December 17th.  Even though we have had 'balmy" temps for December, we awoke to snow, so we had a "White Christmas", which made the day even more festive.
I had sent out a menu so everyone could choose their entree. I was only having six people, so this doable, not if I had twenty, but it worked out very well. The party was supposed to be on the 18th, but we had to change to the 17th, because one of my sons had to leave on  Sunday to go out of town. 
Here is my table

We also had Wild Alaskan Salmon, which was wonderful.  Even my husband, who doesn't like Salmon, loved this one from Costco. We will definitely have this again.

 The roasted vegetables and Amish chicken were a hit as well.  I got the Brussels Sprouts on the stalk and they were soo good. Roasted vegetables are so good, and easy. This is a versatile recipe, because you can choose any veggies that you want.

Roasted Vegetable Medley
1 lb. of fresh Brussels Sprouts, cleaned,outer leaves removed, and halved
2lb. fresh sweet potatoes, skins on, and cut in chunks
1 1b fresh carrots, cut in chunks
1 large red onion cut in chunks
olive oil
3-4 sliced of bacon, chopped  I used turkey bacon
Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line large cookie sheet with foil.  Place chopped veggies on cookie sheet. sspinkle chopped bacon on top. Drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat.  

Roast in oven 30-35 min., or until well caramelized, and veggies are tender, stirring every 15 min Garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

In addition, we had Miller Amish Chicken which is chicken, raised in Amish communities in Indiana.  There are no antibiotics, and they are vegetable fed. This chicken was so good, juicy and tender.  My husband did marinate the chicken beforehand, in a lemon, garlic, olive oil marinade, which even added more flavor. Yum!

We all had a wonderful time with lots of food and wine! Dessert will be posted later.
Merry Christmas! Chris, Emily, Cherise, and Todd
Chris, Scott, Becky and Todd


  1. Aren't you the BEST hostess??? Love both entree options...and the roasted veggies sound wonderful! Glad you enjoyed an early Christmas celebration with your family! Merry Christmas, my friend!!!

  2. Lovely early Christmas...your roasted veggies are lovely, Becky!

  3. Lizzy-I decided to let everyone choose their entree, because of of diet preferences. It worked out well.

    Wendy-these roasted veggies are so good!

  4. Thank you for sharing and providing such beautiful pictures.

  5. I can see by the photos that everything was special, just like it should be. The food really looks delicious in this picture! I can tell that you have some skills when it comes to hosting and creating a wonderful memory for years to come. Nothing better than an evening of good food and family! Also, thanks for sharing the recipe for those delicious roasted veggies. Merry Christmas!


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