Newspaper Article - Update

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ran to the market this morning to get the paper...AND - no article! :(
Maybe there wasn't enough time or room to get it in. I'll keep checking every day, and keep you posted.

About 10 days ago, I sent out some press releases about my Personal Chef business. I had done that previously in California and gotten a feature in Inland Empire Magazine out of it. So I figured I'd give it a shot here. 3 days ago, I got a call from the local daily newspaper, who wanted to do an article on my business. 2 days ago we did the interview over the phone. Today the newspaper photographer came and and took pictures of me cooking. Tomorrow the article will be in the paper.

Dang, that was fast. I'll let you know tomorrow how the article and photos turn out. Wish me luck for lots of customers to call!

I was nervous about the photo shoot, so on the advise of my mother (who seems to be all knowing) I cooked an old standby: Roasted Sticky Chicken. I also cooked baby red potatoes and broccoli, so I'm not sure which picture will end up in the paper.

I want to share the Sticky Chicken recipe with you. It is, bar none, the best roast chicken you will ever have. They freeze great, and I recommend you make several of them at one time since your oven is on for so long.

To Die For!



3 lb whole chicken
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large onion - quartered

Combine all spices together in a small bowl. Rub mixture into chicken WELL, inside and out, patting into the skin and try to make it evenly distributed. Stuff the cavity with onion.

Roast uncovered @ 250 degrees (yes that's 250) for 5 hours (yes that's 5 hours). Baste occasionally with pan juices until they caramelize in the pan. Chicken will turn golden brown.

The pan drippings from this chicken make a great, slightly spicy pan gravy. Be forewarned, because of the spices, the gravy will be a little "orange". But served over mashed potatoes with the will have fans for life.

Keep you fingers crossed that my article (and photo) is flattering. I'll let you know tomorrow.



mom said...

Can't believe they missed your article. Wonder what happened?

From your knowing all mom

Bonnie said...

The chicken I am trying on a cold winter day. Keep us posted on the article. Bonnie

Bonnie said...

Mom, sent the article from your paper. Best of luck getting started again. Bonnie

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