I want to cook!

Look at this.

Some of my favorite things in the world in one dish: bacon (duh!), lemon, garlic, chicken and Ina Garten. Obviously, Ina is not IN the dish, but this is Chrissy Teigen’s version of a classic Barefoot Contessa recipe. Click through the picture to get to Chrissy’s post about cooking this and check out the rest of her hilarious blog as well. If reading it doesn’t make you laugh and make you want to eat, you may have something seriously wrong with you.

Anyway. Back to the chicken. I saw Ina make this on her show and it looked delicious. She covered the whole chicken with friggin’ strips of bacon, how can that not yield fantastic results? She made it with a whole chicken, though, and for some reason that always intimidated me. Chrissy, on the other hand, made hers with just thighs and drumsticks, and in my weird head, that made things a lot less scary. The recipe seems simple enough, although I hate that it takes so loooooooong to cook. But I suppose one hour and forty minutes is a small price to pay for (1) not getting food poisoning and (2) garlicky, lemony, bacony chicken goodness.

So yeah. I cannot wait to make the Ina/Chrissy chicken.

And then just this last weekend, I had this at La Nuova:

Again, some of my favorite things all in one dish: garlic, sundried tomatoes and sausages. I can’t get over how simple this dish is, how delicious and why I haven’t thought of it in the first place. We make a version of this at home, but one with chicken instead of sausages. The version with chicken is pretty quick and simple to begin with, and replacing it with sausage will make it even quicker, since there’s no need to pre-cook the chicken.

So, this is one more thing I can’t wait to make.

Watch this space if I actually do get around to making them. I rarely ever get the itch to cook, so this could be… interesting. Haha.