Another note: I'm aware of the amount of pasta and potatoes that show up in this menu... My miles are really starting to increase in my training, and I'm compensating by eating lots of yummy noodles. So, no pasta-abuse intervention is necessary. I don't have a problem and I can quit whenever I want. Honest.
We're gonna roast a giant chicken! We bought it a while ago at the farmer's market -- it's almost 8 pounds. EIGHT. It's been in the freezer waiting for a time when we'd: 1. have time to roast the sucker, and then, 2. have time later in the week to make lots of chicken-using dishes. And apparently, that time is now.
Giant roast chicken -- no idea how long that'll take to cook
Oven-roasted brussels sprouts and potatoes
Pasta with chicken, pesto, mushrooms, artichokes, garlic, etc.
but without the salami...
roasted sweet potato