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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Week 8: Lovebirds

2 cornish hens, thawed and rinsed
1 lemon
4-5 sprigs fresh rosemary
white cooking wine

Pour enough cooking wine into the pot to just cover the bottom.  Slice the lemon in half and quarter one half.  Place a sprig of rosemary and a quarter of lemon in the cavity of each hen.  Cut the other half of the lemon into slices.  Place a lemon slice and rosemary sprig on top of each hen and around the hens in the pot.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook on HIGH about 4-5 hours, LOW for 7-8 hours.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day I thought I could get creative!  These make a very pretty presentation and are so easy to make.  Add some wild rice and broccoli and you have a delicious, healthy, beautiful meal.  How do I eat these things?  There is a couple of different ways to serve this.  You could just place the entire bird on your plate and have at it!  I can't always eat the whole thing, so I prefer to cut it in half.  Just take your kitchen sheers or some sharp scissors and cut from front to back along the breast bone.  This leaves half a breast, a leg, and a wing on each side to eat.  It's kinda crunchy when you cut it, but it is not hard and I think it makes it much easier to eat.  Have some chicks at home?  Depending on the size of your pot, I think you could probably squeeze one offspring into here!  Or, just use a whole chicken, placing more lemon (probably 1/2-3/4 lemon) and rosemary into the cavity. 


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  2. I haven't made cornish hens in years and this looks sooo easy. I may have to give it a try!

  3. Have any leftovers? Found this recipe in this months Taste of Home:

    California Chicken Wraps

    Hummus, Wheat tortilla, Leftover chicken, Roasted red peppers, Feta cheese, Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

    I'm adding cucumbers to this as well. Enjoy!

  4. I don't see why it wouldn't work with just 1 hen. However, I made the wrap I posted above- I might make this recipe just to use the leftovers!!! Yummy!

  5. Alison, that wrap sounds yummy...don't have any leftover 'hens', so maybe I'll get a deli chicken from sprouts!

  6. you can also do something similar with the small fryers you get at the grocery. I'll generally put one in the crock with a little olive oil and some seasonings. Generally turns out well very tender, although there ends up being a lot of juice at the bottom.