Yesterday was one of those perfect fall days. We took Puppyface on an early morning walk and admired blue morning glorys that most people are never awake early enough to see. We ate French toast smothered in sweet potato butter. We opened the windows and doors and let the cool breeze flow through our apartment. We sat down and watched some football, and ate some junk food to drown out the sorrows of being a Colts fan right now.
And then we had dinner. And dinner was the feather in our fall day cap. The crown jewel. The icing on the cake. The pièce de résistance.
There is something about fall that just asks for simple and classic flavors, and I think the combo of citrus and rosemary is the most classic of all. This dish is great for a lazy fall day. Just pop the chicken in to marinate after your French toast breakfast, and then 10 minutes worth of prep work and 30 minutes in the oven later, you have a Sunday dinner that will do any perfect fall day proud.
Alongside my sustainably-raised, local, organic chicken thighs (thanks CSA!), I roasted some potatoes, sweet potatoes and baby bella mushrooms. Feel free to use whatever mushrooms you have in your veggie drawer, just make sure you use mushrooms! The potatoes were great, but the mushrooms work like a sponge and soak up all the delicious chicken drippings and marinade flavor. They become these rich, decadent little pillows of yum. I had to stop myself from eating them all out of then pan so Babyface could at least get one.
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I chose to use new potatoes, sweet potatoes and mushrooms for my vegetables, but feel free to mix it up and use whatever is on hand. Butternut squash would be awesome, as would carrots. I might even try roasting some tart apples with it next time.
This one was awesome, but I’d have to say my absolute favorite is pot roast. Along side of slow-roasted potatoes, carrots and onions. Yum!
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Yum! This looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it.
Hope you like it! :)
This does look delicious, unfortunately, I just switched to a vegetarian diet a few weeks ago so I won’t get to try it. My favorite fall meals include my once a year 4-cheese pumpkin lasagna and also my spicy black bean veggie chili with some broccoli cornbread…yummy!
You can definitely made the roasted veggies still! Roasted veggies are one of my favorite parts of fall. :)
Good idea! I didn’t even think about that. Thanks!
This looks divine.
Question…When you are inspired by a recipe from another place, how much do you actually change it?
Inspired by: the generally idea comes from someone else, but I go pretty rogue and change a lot of the ingredients/method.
Adapted from: I pretty much follow the recipe but change quite a few of the ingredients/method.
If I change very little or nothing at all, I don’t post the recipe and just link back to the original author. If I post the recipe, chances are, most people won’t even visit the original recipe and the person that created the recipe doesn’t get hits or new readers, which I feel like is unfair.
Thanks for the fast processor marinade recipe! I am so making this on my next lazy fall Sunday (which should be every Sunday, right?). My rosemary is on its way out and I love the organic chicken thighs from the farmer’s market, too.
I hope you like it. It’ll be a great way to use up the last of the rosemary. :D
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