Sunday lunch at our house has about 4 requirements:
1. Delicious 2. Nutritious 3. Easy to prepare and 4. Ready to serve when we come home from church.

Here is a menu that meets the essentials, plus is a family favorite. Are you surprised that we have been having serving this elegant and delicious meal for many years? =)

Preparations begin on Saturday evening with thawing 1-2 chickens, depending on how many of us will be seated around our table for our Sunday noon meal.  For many years, one chicken was enough for us (with some extra chicken left for soup the next day) but in the recent years our food consumption has greatly increased.  (Think many starving hungry, hard working boys/men!!)

INSTRUCTIONS:  In the morning, rinse the the chicken(s), place in a large roasting pan, rub with olive oil, and season with your choice of herbs and seasonings.  (Our favorites are Cajun or Creole seasoning)
Preheat oven to 425 and roast for 45 minutes. (this is usually happening while we are getting ready for church/eating breakfast)

After the 45 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and add a variety of potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, beets, carrots, garlic, and/or onions. Turn the oven to 290 and return chicken and vegetables to oven.
(In this picture I used potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, and garlic. Vegetables roasted in the chicken broth are SO yummy!!!)

In approximately 3 1/2 hours, your meal will be ready to eat.  If you bake the chicken while you are at home, it is a good idea to stir the vegetables so they can roast in the broth. But in the case that you are doing as we do and leaving this to bake while you are gone, everything will bake just fine without stirring.
*In a future post, we will tell about how you can cook the chicken bones to make a nutritious and yummy bone broth.

We usually serve a green salad along with our chicken and vegetables.  The salad pictured at the top of the post is a salad made with baby kale, toasted cashews, apples, and honey mustard dressing.  Let us know in the comments if you are interested in homemade dressing recipes!

“The meek shall eat and be satisfied: 
 they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.”
Psalm 22:26 

{posted by Becky}


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  1. Yum! This is a mouth-watering post for sure:)
    I would really appreciate salad dressing recipes.
    Thank you so much for posting, Becky.
    In Christ,
    Laura B.

  2. So yum! We often make this meal as a Sunday dinner as well! And I SO know what y'all mean about the amount of chicken required to feed hungry brothers:)))

  3. That kale salad caught my eye right away, amazing! Would love the dressing recipe too. I like trying some of those mason jar vinaigrettes but my farmer does NOT:) Maybe he'll like the honey mustard, thanks! Any granola recipes? Now he will eat that so I plan on baking that when we get married.

  4. I was just curious if y'all are still planning to post the bone broth recipe :)I just got an instant pot and am experimenting with different recipes/ways to do it! Any tips or recipes would be very appreciated 🙂 thanks! Hope everyone is doing well on tour!

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