1.) It’s different for each person on what they decide to cook.
2.) Ingredients vary from place to place, so what’s on your plate is truly a local experience.
3.) And if you throw in something from your own garden, it reaches a new level of excitability in my eyes.
My dinner theme: simplicity.
My main course: whole roasted chicken, Tara Firma Farms
My side dishes: blue lake green beans, Darling Farms & roasted potatoes from my garden.
I took my beautiful 3 pound chicken and dressed it up with a compound rub I quickly put together with butter from McClelland’s Dairy and a combination of fresh herbs that included parsley, savory and lemon thyme from my garden. Topped it off with a few pinches of Herbs Provence and popped it into the oven at 375 for an hour-and-half.
It was delicious and simply beautiful, just like the family dinners I remember so fondly.
Check out the local eats in your area, get creative and get cooking! And feel good about supporting your local farmers.