January 1: First day of the roasting adventure.
My goals for the month:
1. Roast a chicken. Subgoal: be able to figure out which side is the breast without having to look it up.
2. Roast a variety of veggies. I may even try beets to please my husband. Maybe this time they will not taste like dirt. I am doubtful.
3. Use a variety of different flavor profiles for the roasted veggies.
4. Roast some meat. Umm. I love meat.
For today, I had already planned to make Arroz Con Pollo (not roasting, so I used a recipe), but wanted a roasted side dish that matched the flavor profile of the main dish. I went with red and green peppers, onions, and zucchini. A little olive oil, a little bit of Sazon (had 1/2 a packet left from the chicken), some salt and threw it all in a hot oven. I stirred it up a couple of times while it was cooking and hit it with a little bit of lemon juice before serving (Should I have used lime? Would that have been more true to the flavor profile? Note to self for next time).
I actually tasted while I cooked and the acid at the end really made a difference. Acid, you are my new best friend.
First roasting adventure: success.