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I have been really lucky, blessed with a husband who loves to cook. Right now, though, he needs all the time he can spare to work on his thesis. He needs to have it complete in about six months. To free up some time for him, I'm taking over the bulk of the cooking.
Tonight I took over the baking of a chicken. To save money we buy whole chickens and chop them up ourselves. By "us" I mean it's usually Ian who chops them up. After thirteen years, he's very good at it. In all those years together, I've done it maybe a half dozen times. Whenever I do it, I usually mangle the cuts, as I did again tonight.
The cooking bit, though, I can handle. Rather than use Ian's combination of favorite spices, I chose to use the fresh herbs Sean and I have been growing all year: thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary and basil. Over all of that I squeezed fresh lemon juice. The chicken was tender and savory. Sean even ate it with gusto!