Cozy Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Garlic is a whole meal in one pan. No one would ever guess it takes just 10 minutes to prepare!
A roast chicken with potatoes dinner always makes me think of home and what “home cooking” means to me. Growing up my mom used to make a Sunday dinner that was slow cooked or slow roasted. While a pot roast would take most of the afternoon after church to cook, a roast chicken dinner was just as easy to bring together to go into the oven and took about half the time. That time, while the chicken was roasting, was when we could catch up with each other with what was happening in school and at work.
In this age it is hard to image, just having time to sit and talk. My best memories are of the times gathered at the dining table with some coffee, tea, or juice and a small snack. There was no tv in the background. No cell phones to distract and for our community, it was common courtesy not to telephone on Sunday unless it was urgent. Those were truly the days of “mindfulness” and really learning about each other and yourself during the quiet times.