from Magick'ly Delicious 20 Recipes for the Kitchen Witch, A free ebook from Lorna Tedder, Shannon Bailey, and Aislinn Bailey
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/2 c slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 3 lb chicken
- 3 oranges
- 2 tsp sugar
Melt butter in a large skillet. For prosperity of your crops (and other projects!), add slivered almonds and sauté until they are as golden as the sunlight which grows stronger with each passing day of spring. Sift the almonds out of the butter and set them aside in a round bowl, preferably yellow to symbolize the sun. Add oil to the skillet you used to sauté the almonds. Cut up chicken with a sharp knife, then sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken in the skillet and sauté it until it, too, is golden like the sun. Cover the skillet and cook on low for about 40 minutes.
While the chicken cooks, select three oranges--one for money, one for luck, and the third for love in the new season. Imagine the fortunes that come with each. Make a small hole in the top of the first two oranges and squeeze the juice into a cup. Peel the third oranges with your bare hands, remove the seeds and skins and place meat of the orange in the cup with the juice. Remove the chicken from the skillet and reserve the cooking juices from the skillet. Mix the squeezed orange juice, orange "meat," and sugar in the skillet with its reserved juices. Boil for about 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens to sauce. While the sauce boils, visualize the coming of a season filled with light and warmth and the return of prosperity and hope. When the sauce is ready, pour it over the chicken. Sprinkle the almonds over the entire dish and serve hot--like the sun.
Makes 4 servings -- perfect for a small Ostara feast.
(If you can't make the meal exactly as described or don't like an ingredient,not to worry - the real secret ingredient in these kitchen spells is YOU, not the garlic! Feel free to improvise!)
(From Gifts for the Goddess on a Warm Spring Morn C2001 by Lorna Tedder and Aislinn Bailey. Visit Spilled Candy for more free ebooks and magickal tips and crafts. You may freely copy, distribute, or post it to members of your circle, organization, newsletter subscribers, and/or web site with only two rules: You must print the notice at the bottom of each recipe whether you reprint the recipes individually or the entire book. The recipes have been copyrighted; therefore, the notice must stay intact.Failure to do so will be considered a violation of copyright law (not to mention karma). You must not accept any payment for use of the recipes in this book or include them in a collection for sale without obtaining express written permission from Spilled Candy Books, P O Box 5202, Niceville FL 32578.)
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