Monday, August 23, 2010

Cooking on the Chicken Cooker

Finally I am going to show you how I cooked a whole chicken on the chicken cooker. 

First, I filled the center cup about 2/3rd's full with white wine.  Then I mixed some Polaner's Seedless Raspberry All Fruit with some Jack Daniels Original Barbecue sauce and added it to the white wine in the cup.  (Sorry, I did not get a picture of the liquids in the cup)

Next I rinsed and patted the chicken dry and then rubbed the entire chicken (inside and out) with Emeril's All Natural Chicken Rub.  

I placed the chicken cavity over the filled center cup of the cooker with the legs pointing down and pulled forward.  I then tucked the wing tips behind the chicken's back (as best as I could). 

Then I placed it in a preheated 350 degree oven.

And I cooked it for 1 1/2 hours.

This is the finished chicken.  It was very moist and delicious.  Above all, it was very easy and did not take alot of my time.  

You may use any combination of liquids, sauces, and rub you would like.  The above is just what I had on hand.  The next time, I am going to baste some of the fruit/barbeque sauce on the chicken along with the rub.  

Until next time.

The Potter's Wife :)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sorry For the Delay

I have been very delinquent in my blogging.  Since the last post we have done quite a bit.  We took our last summer vacation, school started - for Marsh, our senior in high school, Tyler starts next week - and we added a new store through Wholesalecrafts.  The store is in Holland, Michigan and it is the Thistle Gallery.  

We have been very busy or shall I say Mac has been very busy in the pottery shop building back the inventory.  It will not be long before I am back out there because soon there will be pieces needing handles and I also need to make some trays to put back on our shelves.  

A few blogs ago, I started showing you the process of a chicken cooker being made.  On that blog, Mac had made the cooker and I had attached the handles.  Here is a picture of what they look like after the first or bisque firing.

Here they are after they have been glazed fired and ready to come out of the kiln. Sorry, I was busy when he was glazing and forgot to get a picture of that part of the process.

On the next post, I will show you the chicken that I cooked on one in the oven.  I will also tell you the ingredients I used in cooking it.

I hope everyone has had a great summer.  It is always sad when it comes to a close, but I do love the fall and winter.  It is hard to decide which season I like the best because there is something I like about all of the four seasons.  

Until the next post - I promise it will not be as long as it was this time.

The Potter's Wife :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Another Day

Here at home things are winding down from summer heading into my children going back to school.  In the pottery shop we are trying to re-stock our shelves.   Even though we are still in high 90's in temperatures, we are starting to think about the fall and the shows we will be doing.  It is better to make the pottery now and have it fired the first time and have on the shelves to just pull and glaze for orders that come in, for the shows we will be doing, and also for the stores we sell out of.

For those who do not know, here are the stores that sell our pottery:  The Montreat Bookstore in Montreat, NC;  The Weaving Room in Crossnore, NC; Artwalk in Boone, NC; The Corner of Art and Function in Chardon, Ohio; Cornerstone Rustic Gallery in Elizabethtown, New York; and last but definitely not least - High Point Jewelers and Fine Gifts right here in High Point, NC.  We actually took some pottery to them today.  If you have not been into their store, you need to go.  They are located at 800 North Main Street.  Joe Hubay is the owner and his assistant is Bobbie.  We just love them both.  They both worked at Perkinson's Jewelers until it closed last year.  Joe has done a wonderful job with his store and I know you will find it to be the best jewelry store around.  We do not just love the store because they sell our pottery, but we love the whole store.  They have great gift ideas in all price ranges as well as jewelry.  I bought my niece's and nephew's graduation gifts there and not only was I pleased, but they both loved their gifts.  
Can you tell I like this store?!

Okay, back to earth.  If you are in any the above locations, please stop in and see our pottery. 

The last few days I feel like I have run my washing machine and dishwasher continuously.  No, that does not have anything to do with making pottery, but it has all to do with having a child come home after being gone for almost three months - no he did not save everything, but he did bring some laundry home.  Oh, the joys of being a mother - I would not have it any other way because they will not always be here - I love having my children home.  I am the mother who always liked when there were days off from school and mostly summer because my kids were at home.  I do not like when school starts back.:(

Until the next post . . .

The Potter's Wife :)