Need Gravy and Roasting help to WOW the family

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I processed my first roos this weekend. I ended up with 1 small and 2 small/medium chickens. Hopefully this will feed all of us. I also have the necks, hearts, livers, and gizzards all ready to go. I need some advice on how to prepare the birds. I didn't cut anything up so I was thinking of just doing all three with stuffing and roasting them. Then making gravy from the giblets. Sound good? I'm feeding either 5 or 7 people depending on who shows. Any recs on how to do this? I'm googling recipes but you never know how they'll turn out and I need this to be GREAT. I'm trying to show off [​IMG] so it has to turn out right. I can take all day though so that's not an issue. Please help! [​IMG] to all replies!
     
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  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I think it sounds just wonderful, what time is dinner?

    but really, it sounds like you've got the plan. Is that cornbread stuffing or light bread stuffing? Of course you know that its the boiled eggs that make the gibblet gravy. And if you thicken it with cornmeal it is wonderful. Green bean casserole or yellow squash caserole (or both) and fresh cranberry sauce. With pie for desert, of course. Why wait for thanksgiving?
     
  3. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, now I'm hungry! Hey, fly to California, I'll find another chair for you! I was going to do a bread stuffing that was one of hubbie's family's recipes, but I don't like it very much, it's too plain and he won't let me add raisins or anything. Instead I decided to do: apps: cut veggies and ranch dressing, deviled eggs; dinner: mixed greens salad and veggies, don't-kiss-me-garlic bread, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, roast chicken, giblet gravy (didn't know about the egg, thank you), mashed red potatoes with garlic, dill, and sour cream; dessert: it's silly, but a cake tower made of chocolate covered rice krispie treats (my bro's fav) for my bro's b-day and homemade ice cream, and banana raisin bread (no nuts) for whoever wants just a coffee cake. I think I'm covered! Hopefully there is enough chicken to go around, but if not then my dad is bringing a bunch of meat for the freezer so we can toss a few steaks on the grill if needed to supplement.
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    If anybody needs steak after that, need to be checked for worms.
     

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