It is never to soon to plan a trip. As you probably know we will be leaving soon on a motorcycle tour of Alaska. This is David’s dream trip. Paris is mine. So I have been researching places to stay in Paris for June of 2012. I found the perfect apartment in the 7th Arrondissement five minutes away from the Eiffel Tower and steps from Rue Cler, the famous market street. It is on a quiet residential street and has a king size bed in the separate bedroom, both a tub and shower, a lovely living room furnished in Brittany antiques, and a full compliment of books (in English), CDs, DVDs, etc. But this is what I really liked. The kitchen is complete with a new stove with rotisserie oven. I have found that most apartments for rent in Paris have only a microwave and a 2 burner hob. It is also less expensive than staying in a hotel. I am booking it today. In celebration of my great find, last night I made Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken with Croutons from her Barefoot in Paris cookbook.
All over Paris you can find rotisserie chickens. The drippings from the roasting birds baste sourdough croutons beneath them. Following Ina’s directions, I sauteed sourdough bread cubes and put them on my serving platter.
I roasted my chicken.
I felt like I needed more pan juices to pour over the chicken and croutons so I added a can of chicken broth to the pan drippings.
And dinner was served.
You can find the recipe for Lemon Chicken with Croutons here.