Hi. Yes. Goodbye.
Also, I don’t know how I managed to post CHICKEN in turkey week.
In turkey week? On turkey week? During turkey week?
YOU KNOW WHAT, this post is for those of you not doing turkey. And more interested in the words WINE AND BUTTER back to back.
So simple, you guys. And let me just say, there ARE more in-depth ways to make wine butter, but I have the patience of a hummingbird on crack, so – the quick route it is.
This is all you need – the butter, the wine, the salt, the herb. The end.
Make sure your butter is even MORE softened than what mine looks like. I had to zap mine in the microwave, (which wasn’t a good idea because I overdid it), then let it come back to room temp (which made me totally crazy to wait for). But you’ll do it right! I have faith in ya.
A SPLASH of wine is all it takes. Like a Tbs. Just enough to infuse and glorify and party on with that buttah. Mash it all together until it becomes a mass of bliss.
Let’s start a band called Mass of Bliss! (or not.)
NOW, you’ll take that whole dang chicken, cut up, and loosen the skins with your fingers. This is one of my favorite things ever in the world. And you think I’m kidding. I love it! It’s like therapy, but no sofa. And free.
Rub that entire mass of butter under all the skins, and maybe some on top. Just here and there. Because you’re a good person.
Now you just arrange all the chicken pieces on a huge baking sheet, and nestle the acorn squash slices and red onion allllll around it.
Salt and pepper on top.
Lemon zest for life happiness.
A drizzle of oil because roasting.
And there you go, bunnies.
I will say, you’ll have to pour off a little bit of chicken juices, but it’s definitely not overwhelming or obnoxious. Just a pan tip and you’re set. Ba-da-bing-idy.
Look at that! The chicken gets a good roasted crisp on top, and the WINE BUTTER underneath keeps all the meat niiiice and M O I S T. (<–Ash, that’s for you.)
I served this with steamed broccoli, and all was right in the world.
SO, if you’re not doing turkey this week, here’s an option for you, kitty.
I mean, if anything else, you now have WINE BUTTER in your life.
Have a fabulous Thanksgiving week, you guys! And you know what, it’s not too soon to test out those Bloody Marys.