And nothing says "be prepared" like roasting a chicken on Thursday. Three reasons in my house....1) Boaz usually spends the day and I like to focus on him rather than spend the time cooking, plus he likes it; 2) my Honey has an aversion to whole chickens ever since his summer working in a chicken processing plant...need I say more; 3) it's perfect for whipping up tasty treats like the Asian Chicken Wrap we had on the weekend.
Seriously, what could be easier than the 5 minutes it takes to clean the chicken (I like the Eden Valley Farms chicken because it's from local Nova Scotian farms) and then just pop it in the oven, stuffed with a sprig or two of your favorite herb, a chunk of onion or garlic, some lemon or orange and smell the goodness.
In crummy weather, the chicken meat gets added to quick soups, frittatas and of course pastas. Now that the weather is fantastic, it makes excellent sandwiches and salads perfect for picnics.
What's your favorite "have on hand" for the weekend?