- Portion size 2 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2009
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 1/4 cup carrots diced
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 2/3 cups basmati rice
- 2/3 cups chicken broth
- 2/3 cups water
Roast Pork and Apple Roll-Ups | Food styling by Melanie Stuparyk | Prop styling by Aurelie Bryce Image by: Jeff Coulson
Pork and apple is a classic combo— one that kids are especially fond of. Ask for roast pork loin at the deli counter it's less salty than ham and has a mild smoky flavour. Round out this lunch with yogurt and some fresh berries.
The Ultimate Banana Bread Image by: Jeff Coulson
The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
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Crispy herb-flecked skin? Check. Tender juicy meat? Check. Rich full-bodied gravy? It's got that, too. Our foolproof take on the classic Sunday supper is so good — and so easy — you might be tempted to make it on weeknights.
Garlic Butter: In small bowl, stir together butter, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper.
Roast Chicken: Sprinkle cavity of chicken with salt and pepper; fill with onion, thyme and rosemary. Rub chicken all over with Garlic Butter. Place, breast side up, on greased rack in roasting pan.
Roast in 375°F (190°C) oven for 45 minutes; baste and continue to roast, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 185°F (85°C), about 30 more minutes. Discard contents of cavity. Using tongs, tip chicken to pour juices into pan. Remove chicken to platter; cover loosely with foil. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
Gravy: Meanwhile, tilt pan so juices collect at 1 end. Skim fat from surface, reserving 1 tbsp. In small bowl, stir together butter, flour and reserved fat; set aside. Place pan over medium heat; whisk in wine. Cook, whisking and scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half, about 1 minute.
Whisk in broth; bring to boil. Gradually whisk in butter mixture, 2 tsp at a time, until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; stir in pepper. If necessary, stir in enough boiling water to loosen and yield 1 cup gravy. Serve with chicken.
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Moist, savoury mini muffins are the perfect bite-size addition to lunch for kids who love little snacks. To satisfy your finger-food lover, load up a lunch box with two or three muffins, some sliced veggies, grapes and hummus.