Sometimes I like to be domestic. [When "domestic" doesn't mean doing laundry or cleaning bathrooms.]

Aren’t your vegetables supposed to take up like, half of your meal or something? Whatever.

Tonight we had chicken, whipped sweet + yukon potatoes, and blueberry balsamic brussels sprouts.

Guess what?! This week, I’m going to show you how I roast my chickens. You know, since I’ve been roasting them practically once a week. I am pretty obsessed. It will probably bore you to tears. Oh! And that blueberry balsamic syrup I mentioned the other night? It is just blueberry balsamic vinegar reduced in a saucepan. I didn’t make my own with blueberries and actual vinegar. I’m lazy.

But not too lazy to make dessert. Which was probably the best dessert we’ve ever had.

Whole wheat cookie cups with vanilla ice cream.

I sort of threw it together at the last minute… but if you’re intrigued I will try to remake it again and share. It was the most delicious thing ever but now I feel like I have to go run 20 miles. I should probably stop eating like I’m about to hibernate. This week I will eat apples. Lots and lots of apples.

 

P.S. -> all of your dinners sound amazing too!

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72 Responses to “Dinner and Dessert.”

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    Low — April 17, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    Yay brussels sprouts!!

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    • Jessica — April 17th, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

      You know you’re the one that got me started on them! ;)

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      • debbie — April 17th, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

        Please help me like them!

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    angela — April 17, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Those cookie cups looks amazing! definitely interested. ;)

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing — April 17, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    Ooh, those cookie cups look amazing. I can’t eat the whole wheat flour, but I’m definitely going to apply the concept for a GF option! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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    April @ Grits and Granola Bars — April 17, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    Those brussel sprouts look yummy!

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    *Andrea* — April 17, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    mmm i love the smell of a roasted chicken!!! the skins the best too :-O

    those cookie cups look fantastic!!!

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    Jenny — April 17, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    I love the look of your dinner! I’d definitely be interested in reading about how to make your cookie dessert!

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    Amanda — April 17, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Those cookie cups look incredible! That is my kind of dessert, definitely intrigued…

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    Claire — April 17, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Omg, same here. I’ve been eating steak and potatoes every single night for the past 3 nights. it’s a bit, awkward. But holy yum, blueberry balsamic? stop it. You just stop it with all this amazingness!

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — April 17, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    You shouldprobably throw in some spinach for good measure. :)

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    VeggieGirl — April 17, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    I’d have dessert first :S

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    Kat — April 17, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Please share the recipe for the cookie cups:)

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    Kelly — April 17, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Cookie cups….oh my!

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    Corbett — April 17, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    If they made all white meat chickens, I would totally roast one. I just don’t like dark meat. Got any suggestions on what to do with the dark meat?

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 17, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    I hope you don’t mind, but I think I’ll be over for dinner next Sunday.

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    Megan — April 17, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Those cookie cups looks amazing!! Would love to try those!!

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    jenny eats nutella from a spoon — April 17, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    beautiful photos once again. do you have a specific procedure for taking your photos?

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    • Jessica — April 17th, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

      Thank you! I really don’t, especially for any of my posts that I post under Fit Bites. I just randomly snap them. But for the recipe posts I probably spend 1-2 hours on photography.

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    kristine — April 17, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    I just roasted my first chicken today, too! :)

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    Kayle — April 17, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    For the love of God make those whole wheat cookie cups again and post the recipe!!! :D

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    Tami — April 17, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Share.the.recipe

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — April 17, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    Please invite me over for dinner.

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    Gen — April 17, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    I’d loooove that recipe!! :D
    Hope you had an awesome weekend!!!

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    Cara — April 17, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    OH my! I need that cookie cup recipe, they look fabulous!

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    Tracy @ Commit To Fit — April 17, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    I agree! I love love to see the recipe. :)

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    Elizabeth — April 17, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I can practically smell your roasted chicken in my college dorm room – I can’t wait to make one when I get home for the summer! Jess, you and I are going to make my family fat. Teehee.

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    Heidi — April 17, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Cookie cups please!

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    Quinn — April 17, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

    Yes please to you sharing your ww cookie cup recipe!! :-)

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    alex — April 17, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    this looks great! we’re doing a similar dinner tonight: turkey, brussels, and cauliflower puree……wishing I had those cookie cups though! :)

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    Cookbook Queen — April 17, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    Oh, I wish I could have come over for dinner tonight!! I’m having tuna fish and fat free mayo on pita bread. Sigh.

    Notice how I sort of just assumed I would come over and eat if I lived closer? Yeah, I don’t let things like “not being invited” stop me. It’s a problem.

    Looks good, as always :)

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    kathleen — April 17, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    i am intrigued! (about the cookie cups that is)

    i also have a huge chicken in my freezer and have been searching for a comprehensive tutorial on how to roast/bake/grill it. can’t wait to see your post!

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    The Mommy — April 17, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Cookie cups, please. I love a hot and cold dessert!

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    WenDee Riffe — April 17, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    Mmmm–please try and remember that recipe!!! I want some toooo!!!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 17, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    Which was probably the best dessert we’ve ever had. = THAT IS a huge statement coming from you and your 1000+ sweets and dessert recipes. I am super intrigued now!

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    Jane B — April 17, 2011 @ 10:21 pm

    I am going to be thinking about those cookie cups constantly until you post a recipe! They look amazing!
    I love roast chicken and have been cooking one every second weekend lately.

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    Julia M. — April 17, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Yes!! You definitely need to share that amazing looking cookie dessert and I love roast chicken too.

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    Andrea@Vegvacious — April 17, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    Wow — your dessert looks awesome!!

    I am dying to try some blueberry balsamic ~ I’ve never even heard of it except on your blog, so I may have no choice but to make up some of my own :-)

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    Emily — April 17, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

    Those cookie cups look amazing! Recipe please :)

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — April 17, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    The potato mixture sounds great!!!

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    Hannah — April 18, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    YOU WILL REMAKE AND SHARE.

    Please? :)

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    KiranK[Let's go PENS!!!] — April 18, 2011 @ 1:06 am

    Everything looks so eat-until-your-stomach-hurts good!

    Warm cookies with cold ice cream is the ultimate dessert…it can do you no wrong ;)

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    J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — April 18, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    Roasted brussels are the BEST! Everything looks delicious, especially dessert. :)

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    MelissaNibbles — April 18, 2011 @ 6:24 am

    Looks like it was Thanksgiving up in that Muth! Yum!

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    Corinna — April 18, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    I’m intrigued! Please share that cookie cup recipe. That dinner looks so delicious. Great pictures.

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    Erin — April 18, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    OOOHHHHH!!! I cannot wait to hear about your roasted chicken!!!!!

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    Robyn — April 18, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    I will gladly read about your roasted chicken! The cookie cup looks fun too. Please share.

    You will have to check out my blog on Wednesday …. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. Baked cheesecake in layers of dark chocolate, white chocolate and semisweet, w/ an oreo cookie crust.

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    • Jessica — April 18th, 2011 @ 9:19 am

      Um… yum!

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    Kim in MD — April 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    I can’t wait to see your recipe for roasted chicken! And, please, don’t forget to post the cookie cup recipe, too! If you say it was the best dessert you have ever made, it must be to die for! :-)

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    Mrsblocko — April 18, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Corbett-I don’t like dark meat either. Luckily, my husband does but because of work, he can’t always eat dinner with us. So, I’ve found that if I take the dark meat and shred it and smother it in something I don’t mind it so much. For example, in bbq sauce for pulled chicken sandwiches, with salsa and taco seasonings for nachos or tacos, in a thick and hearty soup with lots of noodles and veggies, or even in chili.

    ps I’d love the recipe for the dessert. I got some ramekins for xmas that need to be broken in. (besides, if it’s whole wheat then the dessert is good for you, right? hehehe!)

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    Carla Wells — April 18, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I definitely want the recipe for those cookie cups! My family would LOVE THEM!

    And I’m intrigued by the roasted brussel sprouts. I’ve never really been a fan of brussel sprouts. But, I absolutely am in LOVE with roasted broccoli, so your post is making me wonder if I would like brussel sprouts roasted. Hmmm…I may just have to try them!

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    Carla Wells — April 18, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    OH, and please check out my blog…all recipes, all the time! And mostly healthy!

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    Jennifer R. — April 18, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    The cookie cups look awesome, but I am more interested in the Yukon/Sweet potatoe mixture. I am now looking to go to the grocery store to get the combination.

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    Holly — April 18, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Yes! Please share the cookie cups recipe!! If you share it, I PROMISE I’ll make them this week!!

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