A martini is a terrible thing to waste.
By Matt Baumgartner
Feb 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm
You didn’t taste it for us! How’d it turn out?
Feb 23, 2011 at 2:27 pm
That was really, ah, ok, it looked like you were a little shy about stuffing the lemon and your hand in the chicken, like you thought you should have taken it out to a movie before you got that intimate. Really you did a good job and yes it can be boring waiting on food to cook. So look, practice more and for more practice I would be available most any night for you to cook, I’ll bring wine and cupcakes ! !
Feb 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Wine w/a screw on cap? I thought mad-dog 20/20 was the only wine with a screw on top.
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Feb 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm
It was absolutely delicious, and perfectly prepared. :)
Feb 23, 2011 at 4:46 pm
more and more wine is coming with screw caps because of the scarcity and cost of cork. screw caps should no longer be associated with cheap, low quality wine.
one of my favorite wines comes with a screw cap, is priced at 6.49 at my liquor store and is delicious. it’s called Gazela, it’s a sparking white.
Feb 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm
Hey, are you trying to show up your brother, he usually does the food thing, Come on David lets see you prepare us a dinner. OOPs hope I didn’t start a challange among the Baumgartner brothers. I want to hear what Matt’s Mom has to say ! ! !
Feb 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Your premise may be true. But you didn’t really back it up well by saying your favorite screw cap wine goes for $6.49, just sayin’.
Feb 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm
i can show you how to make cold cereal in a Tupperware bowl with fat free milk.
Feb 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm
Holy cross contamination. Hope there was some hand washing in between steps.
Feb 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm
OMG!!! You might as well lick the chicken RAW since you touched everything after without washing your hands!!!
Feb 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm
you totally violated that chicken…hilarious.
Feb 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm
I was worried…almost 3 minutes until you took a tiny sip of wine……then you came through at the 5 minute mark. :-)) It looks like a good first effort..nice photography too!
Feb 23, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Like Dina and Jon, I’m a little worried about salmonella. You might want to dowse your kitchen in Lysol and visit a doctor, Matt. :)
Feb 23, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Everyone hold your horses. Just because it didn’t show me spraying cleaner on the counter and washing my hands, doesn’t mean I didn’t do it. It also didn’t show me smoking pot, but I did that, too.
Feb 23, 2011 at 11:36 pm
Awesome! I especially loved you trying to figure out what the heck that bag in the cavity is.
Feb 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm
LICK THE CHICKEN!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……that will keep me going for a few days at least
Feb 24, 2011 at 9:13 am
@ Zack, just because the wine is 6.49 a bottle and comes with a screw cap doesn’t mean it’s low quality. give it a try, i think you’ll be pleasantly surprised
Feb 24, 2011 at 10:47 am
I loved watching this! I like your kitchen…..and I like how it showed you washing the meat before you cooked it…so many people don’t know to do that. You were hilarious when you thought the guts in the bag was there to season it…you are too cute..thanks for starting my day off with a smile..as usual!
Feb 24, 2011 at 11:12 am
can we do a “how to roll a fatty” video? or “how to drop e”
Feb 24, 2011 at 1:29 pm
For a non-cook that was a very impressive effort. A+ for this.
Feb 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm
This was great. i knew you washed your hands between. You have a beautiful kitchen!! Next time you make a Roasted Chicken stuff a garlic (cut in half) no need to peel and some fresh tyme with the lemon into the cavity. New trick for Laser too!
Feb 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Very nice! If you ever need a videographer for anything, let me know.
Also, wine with a screw cap isn’t the devil’s work. And a lot of wine topped with “cork” in them aren’t really even cork anymore.
Feb 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm
Did you say cook it for 45 minutes? I think you did a great job, but I think it should have cooked a little longer than 45 minutes. And maybe use a rack under the chicken so it’s not sitting right on the pan.
Feb 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm
I was seriously expecting the next frame after your wine-fueled wait for the chicken to cook to feature smoke, flames and a few firefighters.
All that aside, you can use an wide assortment of fruits, vegetables and herbs to stuff the cavity of poultry prior to roasting. My favorite is halved fresh lemons, handfuls of fresh tarragon, a cup of smashed white grapes and some fresh halved garlic cloves.
Experiment! Maybe you can try making Rasta Chicken and stuff it with a different kind of “herb”.
Feb 24, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Oh Matt! Great job on your um,roasted chicken.Practice makes perfect.Ha,the”paper” in the cavity,may be a seasoning packet.HAHAHAHA.Insert lemons into cavity…..HAHAHAHA.
Feb 24, 2011 at 11:19 pm
Matt you crack me up. My favorite part of the video was you sitting around waiting for it to cook. I made a roast chicken just last week and I didn’t thaw it long enouugh and I was trying to get the paper thing with all the parts in it out but because it was a little to frozen it came apart and I was actually gagging while trying to prepare the stupid thing and then while eating I kept having flasbacks and I just couldn’t enjoy it.
Feb 25, 2011 at 1:41 am
That was hilarious, really enjoyed it. Nice camera work too. The funniest part however was your comment @15. That sent me from chuckling to flat out laughing!
Feb 26, 2011 at 7:31 am
Matt, great video…..I love your kitchen tho! Especially the stainless sink wrapping the wood countertops. Wasnt sure how we could make that work in our kitchen remodel…..Care to share where you got that sink? And also a source for your lovely kitchen design??
Feb 26, 2011 at 11:36 am
@ Fred.. I had the sink custom made by a stainless steel manufacturer in downtown Albany (any place can do it), and I designed the kitchen myself, but worked with Crown Point Cabinetry in New Hampshire for the cabinets. They were amazing to work with. Good luck!