Monday, September 7, 2009

Day 18 - Labour Day

Officially this is the day of rest - but we had plenty of work to do - unpacking all of the boxes we brought home from the cottage.

The Roastess with the Mostess was an easy whole lemon and herb roasted chicken- I did mine on the barbeque. I'm having a little denial issues with summer ending.

The flavour of the chicken is surprising - lemon. The lemon is squeezed into the cavity of the bird and the half lemon is placed inside. A paste of dijon mustard, brown sugar, garlic, rosemary and olive oil is rubbed under the skin of the breast and thighs.

Another big hit for Mike and I - we will make this one again and again!

Back to school for all the kids tomorrow - I miss this now that mine are grown up. Drive slow tomorrow - there will be kids and school buses on the road.


  1. Hi Leslie,
    Just wanted to congratulate you for taking on your healthy eating and weight loss challenge! You are very brave to take it public!
    My name is Heidi and I am a registered dietitian living in New Brunswick. I also love Janet and Greta's cookbook and follow their blog, so I was excited to see someone using their work as motivation to improve their health through healthy eating and exercise :)
    The decadent chocolate cake at the end of the year sounds like a fabulous reward!
    Not sure if you are already accessing the help of a registered dietitian, but feel free to forward any questions you may have; or if you are just looking for some motivation or encouragement :) Keep up the good work!

  2. Hi Heidi: Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I will be sure to forward my questions to you - especially with 50 weeks left! Your encouragement is appreciated. Leslie