Sunday, January 1, 2012

NEW YEAR chapter in life

Happy New Year 2012 to all the bloggers! Wish all of you with good health,lot of the happiness and wealth prosper.

Year 2011 was proof to be challenging for me in term of my work and consume my time completely. Any how I'm grateful. Mika also face his worst time with patience and with lots of love, he had gain his weight back in just 2 month! Now his weight 6 kg!

2012 is time to face new challenge and explore new opportunities. With all to eager to face the new beginning, don't forget to love oneself and be kind to oneself. For me, I will properly update my blog ( I've been slacking so badly....haaiizz) and also to learn how to "upbeat" my blog and continue on baking and cooking so that the passion won't diminish!

What a great way to celebrate the first day of new year with this simple roasted chicken. Thanks to Edi from Adorablecupcake for this quick & easy dish. It's my first and well..... it's all right the outcome not so purrrfect.

I cook 1/2 chicken and this is what you need:

Seasoning the chicken:
Lemon juice + lemon zest + black pepper + salt + olive oil-be generous( all to your taste) or just buy ready seasoning powder. I use Marcomick's Lemon and pepper seasoning.

In your roast pan, drizzle olive oil, smear the rosemary or thyme(dried or fresh) all over and then place the unpeeled garlic, butter(about 1 tablespoon) and chopped onion. You also can add
chopped carrot, broccoli and red potatoes . Place the marinate chicken and drizzle more olive oil
on the chicken. Depend on you oven,if use electric oven temp at 180 C and roast about 1 hour.
Since I use gas oven,I preheated the oven 250 F and it cook for 1hr & 30 min.

The end result not so perfect as I'm not generous in my seasoning and not put extra olive oil. However the taste is not that bad just lack of seasoning. I will try again and now I'm proud that I can do roasted chicken! Yippey!

For Mika, a good way to celebrate is to conquer the sofa for a greaat sleep! so simple and peaceful. Can you see his big tummy!

Enjoy your new year! Cheers!




  1. Happy New Year! Here's to a reasonably healthy and Happy 2012--remember to take joy in the everyday things.

  2. Happy New Year to both of you. The roast chicken looks tasty.