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It’s raining, it’s pouring, and Seattlest is roasting

Over at Seattlest, I’m singing the praises of roasted chicken, a favorite cold-weather staple and, as luck would have it, one of the first meat preparations I tackled after bidding ado to my (pseudo) vegetarianism. Since that fateful day when I roasted my first chicken, I’ve tried a number of recipes, but the outright finger-licking, fall-down goodness of the simple Zuni Café method makes it my gold standard. And I can’t resist sharing.

P.S. On a side note: it appears, dear well-wishing reader, that my so-called
flu is actually mononucleosis. In light of this new development, I wanted to issue a sad preemptive warning: in the interest of getting more shut-eye, I may have to back off on posting for a week or two. Who knows, though; I’m still up and about and working, and a girl still has to eat—and therefore, write! We’ll see. In the meantime, thank you, as always, for checking in.


Anonymous TheBon said...

Having had mono as an adult [about two years ago] all I can say is that if you've got it sleep, sleep, sleep, and b-vitamins will become your friends. I landed a case of chronic fatigue as a left over mine. I also had bronchitis and a sinus infection on top of mine.

7:45 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger ilva said...

I also had mononucleosis a couple of years ago (it is supposedly a teenage disease...all the kissing you know...) but I fortunately recovered quite quickly. Might have been because of the homeopatic cure I took afterwards in order to stabilize my immune system. Get well and do eat properly!!

10:36 PM, November 07, 2005  
Blogger Zarah Maria said...

Oh dear Molly, I hope you'll be okay asap - it really wouldn't be fair to have to endure both winter and sickness at the same time! Get well and eat well!

2:27 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger s'kat said...

*wide eyes* I had mono when I was younger. I tried to ignore the symptoms for so long that I literally collapsed one day, and was in the hospital for a week on IVs. Not fun.

Nip it in the bud now, rest, take your meds, and come back when you can!

5:34 AM, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous Amanda said...

hope you feel better!

Roasted chicken is one of my favorite dishes and gets made in my house about once every 1-2 weeks. We just can't get enough of it. Jamie Oliver has a great recipe that I'm a big fan of.

6:25 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger tara said...

Poor Molly! I am making a big batch of my Mom's (vaguely) Asian chicken corn chowder in your honour tonight. I hope that the test results give you a definitive answer, so at least they can get you on the road to recovery.
As for the roasted chicken, yum! I am one that has always followed an Ina Garten/Jamie Oliver hybrid (read: butter), but the Zuni example looks so tasty I may have to try it out.

6:38 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger foodiechickie said...

Oooh Molly. I am so sorry! Hope you are well soon! Take it easy! Maybe take a day off here and there, to rest, sit down with a big nice bowl of chicken soup and read the funnies or the gossip columns:)

7:11 AM, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous Luisa said...

That's terrible, you poor thing! Feel better soon, with chicken broth and fluids and Sex and the City reruns and whatever else you need to make yourself feel better.

7:13 AM, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous Anna said...


If you do, in fact, have mono, I wish you a speedy recovery. Having recently experienced it myself, I can say that rest, along with good reading material and high-quality ice cream are wonderful treatments.


7:20 AM, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous kayenne said...

that sucks... chicken soup with tons of white/yellow onions, leeks and ginger should help.

8:10 AM, November 08, 2005  
Anonymous keiko said...

Oh Molly, I really hope you are feeling better soon!! Please look after yourself...

11:20 AM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger Michèle said...

Molly! so sorry to hear that you are under the weather. My thoughts are with you ma biche!

12:52 PM, November 08, 2005  
Blogger amylou said...

Molly, my dear, take care of yourself. Watch the second season of ANTM, eat lots of soup, don't worry about blogging.

Hope you feel better very soon!

6:42 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger pomegranate said...

i echo everyone else's sentiments. "dear, molly. get well soon."

and.. WOW that chicken looks good.

7:11 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Shauna said...

Oh my dear. Somehow the comment I posted yesterday didn't attach itself here. So here it is again:

oh gad. Feel better. Pamper yourself with good quality chocolate, lots of silly, engaging videos, and as much sleep as your body wants. It's the only way out.

We'll be here, reading, when you return.

9:59 AM, November 09, 2005  
Blogger Molly said...

[I'm going to break tradition and reply to you all in one general comment, dear readers and friends, but please forgive. This girl's working with limited resources!]

Thank you thank you thank you for your kind words and well wishes. I don't get sick often, so it's been hard for me to suss out or make sense of this nagging sense of not-rightness, and although I now know that it's nasty horrible mono, it's almost a relief to just know what it is! I figure I've had it since October 8, and the worst part is that I *didn't* get it through kissing, since Brandon, that lucky dog, is fine. But luckily, I seem to have a mild case, or maybe I'm already through the worst of it. Either way, my main symptoms right now are just a very mild sore throat, slightly swollen lymph nodes, slight fatigue, and an unusually great propensity for crying. I'm operating at about 80% of normal, energy-wise, which ain't too bad. But I'm going to be taking it easy for a little while, just to avoid prolonging this any further. I am still working, but with shortened hours, and you'll be pleased to note that I have been taking my natural remedies, reading trashy magazines, eating well, drinking lots of water, and resting. Thank you again for your sweet thoughts and words, and now, go on, get back to your own blogs, so I have something to read! Pretty please.

11:33 AM, November 09, 2005  
Anonymous Wong PoKér Hu said...

I'm sure you 'll be back posting soon. Water is good for you.

9:51 AM, November 10, 2005  
Blogger Pille said...

Hi Molly, I'm sure you'll be well very soon. With such gorgeously plump roasted chicken on the menu, you must be cured in no time!

4:37 AM, November 16, 2005  
Blogger nightquill said...

Dear Molly,

I thought you might enjoy my Jewish mother's lengthy, entertaining and wise instructions for roasting a chicken... the emphasis is more prophylactic than aesthetic: http://davidsfoodblog.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-to-roast-chicken.html

If you go to the home page of my food blog, the most recent entry is a recipe that was delicious and I think is pretty original.

Thanks for all the tales and ideas over the years.

Bon manger,

David Smith

4:19 PM, May 03, 2008  
Blogger jkalde said...

Oh gosh, this is an old post to comment on (but selfishly I'm not writing to share a story of mono, and hopefully by now you've recovered ;) ) But I am wondering........where is the roast chicken recipe?! Am I missing something? I can only see the comments. Love your blog and have been cooking from it like crazy. Thanks for the wonderful posts and great recipes!

1:51 PM, September 14, 2011  
Blogger Molly said...

Thanks, jkalde! There's a link to the chicken recipe in the first sentence of the post.

8:15 PM, September 14, 2011  
Blogger jkalde said...

Oh that's so strange. When I clicked that link last night it just took me to the Seattlest home page which is why I was stumped. Tonight it behaved :). Many thanks! Looking forward to trying it.

8:31 PM, September 15, 2011  

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