I have made the shocking [according to my mother and a few work collegues ] decision to have a lovely fat chicken for CHristmas dinner for us three and possibly inlaws if they make it through the snow.
I am thorougly excited, have ordered a big free ranger... and now feel I need to worship it with something GORGEOUS....
Bone chicken - ie remove the carcase and upper leg bones, by starting with incision down the back. Fill with a carcase-sized/shaped 'block' of brussels paté. Sew up and reform into chicken shape - sometimes needs a little persuasion to get the legs back into the right place. Roast as usual. The juices from the paté make the gravy absolutely gorgeous.
Not had it myself since I did it the first night dps came for dinner. Dm necked 3 double pernods, and some home-brewed wine then raced upstairs followed by very loud being sick noises. Df, keeping his face poker straight - long practice as chief purser on passenger cruises - made some comment about her antibiotics not agreeing with her .