Monday, March 29, 2010
Remember Drive-ins? Not The Food Ones- The Movies!
When I was a teen-ager, drive in movies were everywhere..mounds of dirt, all in a row, facing a gigantic outdoor screen, with speakers you attached to your window off poles. There would be a snack bar smack in the middle of this, serving fast food, soft drinks, with rest rooms attached to building. This is one of my stories..
Five guys(including me!) two in trunk, so they didn't have to pay, a football, and a quart of grape drink(really!)... we got there, and before dark and movie were throwing the football around..Rent a cop comes up and orders us to quit! We gave him some lip, and were told he could throw us out.. Got back in car, left grape drink in bag, and started passing it around so he could see us. They took the bait like a fish coming out of winter! Suddenly surrounded by rent a cops, they demanded the bag. I can still see him with his nose in the bottle confirming it was grape drink, and nothing more.. laughed our butts off!
Sunday I roasted a whole 6 lb. chicken, Salted cavity, packed it with a cut up navel orange, covered with poultry spices and rosemary, draped 6 slices of bacon over it for self basting, and cooked for 90 minutes at 330F. I removed bacon, which had rendered, and used liquid for basting bird for another 60 minutes. I removed it from oven and let rest 10 minutes before carving. Whole roasted chicken is my favorite way to have chicken- and one of the simplest! A side of leftover Alfredo pasta made a decent meal, with a minimum of work! The photo is of my sons Sunday "to go" plate- he works 1 mile from our house, and can't get away for dinner, so we bring it to him..