Judging by my dinner, I am so totally unqualified to write about anything food related. Not what’s in the picture, I made that on Monday. Tonight I ate Ramen Noodles. Chicken Flavored. And they were delicious. I think my kids just ate popsicles. Since normally they eat well balanced meals, I’m not going to worry about it too much. It was a stressful day.
I can’t quite believe I haven’t written about chicken gravy yet, though I did write about turkey gravy here . The chicken gravy process is obviously similar. And I already wrote about a whole roasted chicken here . One nice thing about this process is it makes a whole lot of gravy. One of my sisters absolutely loves gravy on rice, the husband likes gravy on stuffing, I like it on mashed potatoes. I think it freezes well, at least I’ve heard that. I have issues with the freezer. Like never wanting to get stuff out of it, always wanting it fresh, enjoying the process of getting from start to finish, but each year I seem to get a little less hostile in my relationship with the freezer, so I’m sure I’ll be there some day.
Drippings from whole roasted chicken
3 c. water or chicken stock
1/3 c. flour
Whisk flour and water until smooth. Pour into drippings and stir with a wooden spoon scraping up all the brown bits. Turn on stove to a medium heat and continue stirring until it begins to thicken. When thickened and bubbling, let cook on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes. Test flavor, and season with salt and pepper to taste.