March 2, 2015


I am going to begin March 2015 by featuring good Southern recipes that have been family favorites. We are always searching for "new" dinner ideas, but it's always nice to revisit some of my Mother's best of the best! 

Good-Bye Winter......

This recipe is a Southern favorite!  What's for dinner?........Savory browned chicken in an herb gravy sauce served over a bed of white rice with brown sugar glazed carrots!

1/2 cup butter
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 chopped yellow onion
1 cup chopped celery
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
3 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Dredge in 3/4 cup flour, place in the skillet, and brown on all sides. Set chicken aside, and drain skillet, reserving about 1 tablespoon butter.
Reduce skillet heat to medium-low, and stir in onions, celery, garlic, and carrots. Cook 5 minutes, until tender. Stir in the flour, and cook 5 minutes more. Pour in the chicken broth, season with cayenne pepper, and remaining salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.
Return chicken to the skillet, cover, and continue cooking 30 minutes, until chicken juices run clear and gravy has thickened.

Bo got into trouble.......

Spring is on the horizon y'all!


  1. That looks amazing!

    Bo was being so naughty! He must have been so tempted by the smell of that delicious bread!


    1. He's a cutie, but yes, he can be a tad naughty! Have a great week Deanna!

  2. ohhhhhhh pooooor Bo!!!!! busted!!!!!!!



    1. We do love our granddog.....but, he does need time out on occasion! Enjoy your week Tessa!

  3. I will be saving these wonderful treasures you will be sharing! I think you have the best ideas for cooking and baking! I mean that! It is like the world looks for strange and odd. But I love real food and all wonderful ways to prepare it! Truly, my mouth is watering!
    Blessings, Roxy xo
    PS Bad Dog... that was my slice...

    1. I am always so happy to hear from you Roxy! Hope you try this recipe....I know your sweet hubby would love it! Enjoy your week dear Roxy!

  4. My new dutch oven is on the way and as soon as it arrives, I'm making this recipe! What a great dinner..anytime. Winter, Spring...doesn't matter. I've GOT to try it. I had to smile at Bo...but you have to give him credit for knowing exactly where to look for choice bits of goodness!
    Your home is just lovely as is your view out the window. I WANT A CAT!!! I miss mine.
    :) Love,

    1. Yes Mona....you should adopt a cat. There is no better companion. Mele would love that! Thank you for visiting me today and I so hope you enjoy the recipe!

  5. Aha! I've made two comments..wondered where the first one went and did a second. NOW I see! ARGGGG.. just erase one..okay?? :)

  6. Wow, that smothered chicken dinner looks delicious! I am looking forward to trying your recipe. I already have a chuck roast thawed for tomorrow, or we would be having your smothered chicken tomorrow.

    Bo is funny. It looks like the zucchini bread was just out of reach of his nose. That was a very cute picture. Makes me glad my little Fuzzy Pomeranian can't reach that high.

    I just keep telling myself "Spring is on the horizon". (Right after that rain/snow/sleet mix we are to receive at about 3 am this morning. )

    1. Hi Susie! Yes, we are expecting a bit of a wintery mix today also. I adore the name of your blog and look forward to a visit. I so thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. Poms are adorable pups! Hope you are enjoying a lovely week!


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