Sunday, November 22, 2009

Game Hens


As the kids get older I have noticed that they are eating a lot more. A year ago DD would eat one chicken leg and DS would eat maybe a bit of a chicken leg (he has never been a big meat eater). In the last few months one roasted chicken would disappear and they would be asking for more.

One day while shopping I notice the Game hens and realized it had been years since I had made then and I also thought the kids would get a kick out of having their own little chicken. The kids did get a kick out of it and they loved the slight gaminess of the bird.

Herd Roasted Game Hens
4 game hens
a few bunches each of fresh time and rosemary
several cloves garlic
onion
lime or lemon
salt
pepper
olive oil

rinse the hens and pat dry
preheat over to about 400 - 425F
season the inside of the birds with salt and pepper
stuff inside the bird little bits of everything else
put more of your onion and herbs in a roasting dish
place the hens on the herbs
season the outside of the hens with salt pepper and a little olive oil

roast for about 45 minutes or until done

give each little person a little chicken.

Note: it did get a little messy