I had to really think about this one because I wasn't sure about what would constitute a typical meal for us. Being the chief cook (okay the only cook) in the family I like to change things up and experiment constantly, because I like a lot of variety on the plate and to stave off the boredom factor in the kitchen.
Of course, there are a few constants, like roast chicken. I like this meal in the colder months because I get three meals out of one roast. The first dinner, the leftovers made into chicken pot pie or chicken taquitos (a real favourite) and then the bones are made into broth for soup.
But sometimes I change it up and make a Wet Roast Chicken as follows:
In a dutch oven, place sliced onion, garlic (whole cloves or mashed) sliced celery and carrots.
On top of these, place your chicken. I cut through the backbone as best I can and butterfly it. The idea is to make it as flat as possible, placing it breast side up in the pot. (Ran out of room for the leg in the photo above!) Sprinkle salt and pepper, paprika and what ever else you like ( a little butter or olive oil rubbed in is good too)
Then fill the pot to the midway point of the chicken with water. You can use chicken stock but really it makes it's own.
Place in the oven uncovered and roast until done.
The chicken is always moist done this way and we eat those carrots from underneath with the meal with potatoes or noodles. The best part of this whole method is the very flavourful broth you are left with.
You can pour it over the chicken or make a fabulous soup with it. This skips the step of boiling the bones and who doesn't like a short cut?
What is typical with our meal? Salad to finish.
More typical family meals here.