It's time for Weekend Cooking with Beth Fish Reads. And for those of you who are now thoroughly convinced that A Reader's Respite cannot cook worth a damn, we give you the following recipe guaranteed to delight (or scare) the pickiest eater out there:
Baked Stuffed Chicken
One 6-7 pound chicken, thawed, plucked, cleaned and ready to cook
1 cup of melted butter, the real stuff, not the fake margarine
1 cup of prepared stuffing
1 cup of uncooked popcorn kernels (Orville is best here)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350. Fill the chicken's cavity with stuffing and popcorn kernels and half of the melted butter. Brush the chicken with the remainder of the butter. Salt and pepper as needed. Place chicken in the oven with the neck facing the BACK of the oven. Listen for popping sounds.
Chicken is done and ready to serve when the chicken's ass blows the oven door open and the chicken flies across the kitchen. Take cover.