Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home Sweet Home # 81

Hello and welcome to Home Sweet Home!  This week has been all about cooking.  I have a new found interest in Recession Era Cooking and have a Pinterest board set up for all of the recipes that are family friendly and thrifty.  Today I am showing off one more recipe like this.  I found a large chicken last week on sale for 75 cents a pound, so I decided to get out the vintage Le Cruset Doufeu and roast it.  

 It was a 5 lb. chicken so it just fit in the Doufeu.  I placed some lemon wedges in the cavity after I washed it out and sprinkled it with thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic.

The Doufeu is a special dutch oven made by Le Cruset.  It has a concave lid made to put ice in so the condensation on the underside of the lid will roast meat moist and tender over a period of time.

So does the design of the roaster work?  Yes!  A fabulous tender roasted chicken.  Now let me say a little about a roast chicken being a thrifty meal.  If you get a large bird, you can get three or four meals out if it.  We sliced the breast off the night we roasted it and had chicken with rice.  I saved all of the rest of the meat in the fridge and used it for other meals.

 Here I am using the chicken for the chicken noodle soup we had for Sunday lunch.  We  also made sandwiches with it.  So I would say it lasted us three meals.  That is pretty good to get a $4 chicken to last three meals. 

Home made chicken noodle soup recipe here.  Next week I will be beginning my fall decorating but I will continue to add a Recession Era recipe each week on my blog, look for more to come!

Now I would like to highlight some of the posts that caught my eye last week.

Courtenay at The Creek Line House showed off a cute back-to-school fall "fantel."  

Jill at Sew a Fine Seam showed off a really great photography themed party she threw for her friends!  

The Decorating Diaries showed off several great vignettes she created with some "picked" drawers she found at an old electric company.

Anne at Design Dreams by Anne showed off a gorgeous vintage door headboard she made!

Kat at Boulder Dam Cottage showed off a lovely vintage couch makeover using upholstered vintage table cloths.

 There are many great links each week!  Thank you to all who join me at Home Sweet Home!


I will join these ladies today:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Home and Garden Thursday  at A Delightsome Life 
Creative Things Thursday  at The Vintage Farmhouse
Thrifty Things Friday  at The Thrifty Groove
Potpourri Friday at 2805
G'Day Saturday  at Natasha in Oz

  Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:

Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  
Link up anything in your home or garden.  I love seeing neat shops too!
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower. Please don't link up more than two posts.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!


Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Oh my goodness, you featured me again? You're the sweetest! Loved reading about the Doufeu. I've never even heard of it before! I have a crock made by them to hold my cooking utensils, but that's about it! One day I'll have a whole collection. Love those pieces!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sherry, What an interesting vintage Le Cruset roaster. I have some of the newer ones and love them. The recipe for cooking the chicken sounds delicious. Great features from last week.
Thanks for hosting.

The French Hutch

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sherry, I love your thrifty meals. Thanks for hosting. Nice features.

Unknown said...

I am enjoying your Recession Era Cooking series and I am going to have to try the chicken noodle soup recipe. It looks delicious. Thanks for hosting, Sherry.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and useful dish! :) I love the colour of it too, and your chicken looks absolutely delicious! Very interesting blog adventures too! :)


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, wow, you got a lot out of that chicken! The roaster is awesome. Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Looks yummy! Great features! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Kathy said...

That's a fascinating roasting pan! LOVE roasted chicken! Always a family pleaser and makes great chicken for a wide variety of dishes. I appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looking yummy!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!


bj said...

oops, got the wrong link in mine..I'll redo it so could you kindly delete the PANCAKE one.? So sorry...

bj said...

Well, the link is right...just the wrong name..not pancakes but cake.
Beats me how that happened but I guess it's ok. :)

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I've never seen a roasting pan like that! I love your features! Thanks for I off to check out your pinterest board on recession recipes!

Faye said...

Love that couch! Thank for hosting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, that is a unique roaster. I've never heard of a Doufeu before! Amazing and it is a pretty blue color too.
Thank you for hosting your party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thanks for hosting, Sherry :) Some really lovely features this week! The food looks yummy!! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Curtains in My Tree said...

There nothing like a chicken in your pot cooking . I like chicken in any dish especially love home made chicken and dumplings , i had my grandmother write her way of making it from scratch

Curtains in My Tree said...

Sorry I forgot to mention that wonderful Doufeu pot you cooked the chicken it and the color is great also

hers' to all of us having a chicken in our pots

Honey at 2805 said...

This looks so good, Sherry! Thanks for being the perfect hostess and thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Sherry: Oh Boy! That chicken looks soooo good and you had some great features last week. Thanks for hosting again and I'm happy to sign up..Happy Thursday..Judy

Debra@CommonGround said...

Sherry, that recipe for roasted chicken looks so delicious! ALSO, LOVE the color on that great Le Creuset dutch oven, what an amazing piece! Just linked up, thanks so much for hosting!

Trisha said...

Love the color of your dutch oven...looks like it makes some pretty tasty stuff! Thanks for letting me join in on the fun!


Sarah said...

Sherry, I've never heard of a doufeu. The dish looks wonderful.
Thanks for sharing and for hosting each week..........Sarah

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I sure like your new Creuset pot! What a smart lady you are! Thanks once again Sherry!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks for hosting!! Yes, that re-upholstered couch has to be my favorite too.

Anne Lorys said...

Excited to be linking! Thank you for hosting!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love the idea of the Depression era recipes.

Martha said...

Lovely features and the Doufeu is new to me. Thanks for hosting!

boulderdamcottage said...

Hi Sherry.....oh my goodness.....thank you very much for the feature on my lil vintage sofa! :) I love your blog and I get so many ideas from you and from the parties! Thank you for hosting! Oh shoot! now I'm starving! LOL hugs =^.^= kat

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for hosting. Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great features! I need to go check out that upholstered couch, LOVE it!!

Unknown said...

That looks so delicious!! Thank you for hosting another great party! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Diann said...

I love to read through and try recipes from the whole depression era as well. that pot is just too cool with the ice in for moisture. I would have never thought of that! Wonderful features. Thank you for hosting and have a fantastic weekend! And thank you for joining TTF this week!

Jeannie-JB said...

I love learning new things about vintage items. This is the first I've heard of the vintage Le Cruset Doufeu. Such a good idea and the Chicken looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

must love junk said...

Great features! Thanks so much for hosting :)

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

You've been featured! Thanks for linking up!!