“The Best Meatball!” :)

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Super Bowl was here again and neither one of us had a specific team we were rooting for, but of course we were still celebrating with friends, drinks and food.  Since we are on this health kick recently (aka wedding diet), I wanted to make something that we could eat without feeling guilty about it.  Of course I went the first place I always go – the Internet.

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The Whole Bird :)

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Jamie and I love to watch the cooking competition shows (like Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, Chopped, Master Chef) and on one episode of Top Chef, Emeril (a judge at the time) cooked a whole chicken and he rubbed the herbs under the skin.  I thought this was so cool and told Jamie that I was going to try it.  Then a couple weeks later I was at working thinking about what I was going to cook for dinner and all of a sudden – I knew I had to try it.

I researched different ways that people were stuffing they’re chicken and chicken skin – Beer Can Chicken looked awesome, but that’s a story for another day.  I didn’t use a specific recipe – I ended up pulling different things from a couple recipes and making my own version. (always turns out better)  On my way home from work I went to the store and bought my first 5lb. chicken and assorted veggies (leeks, potatoes, carrots) to lay in the bottom of the pan.  My fiance and I are the only ones in the house, but luckily his business partner was over.  I told them I was going to cook a whole chicken and I needed them to eat it.  Of course, no problem.

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