Posted by: Kathy | March 4, 2010

Things I Love Thursday: The Food Loop

You know how you get some things for Christmas and you’re not sure what to do with them, but you think you might need them so you stick them in a drawer? You know those things? Well, I’ve had such a thing sitting in the back of one of my kitchen drawers for YEARS. YEARS,I say. I’m actually kinda embarrassed to be admitting that. It was a gift from my loving step-mother-in-law (how’s that for a mouthful) several Christmases ago. (Hi Dottie!) She knows I love to cook and got me the perfect gift. Except I wasn’t really sure what to do with it and shoved it in a drawer and forgot about it. For YEARS – have I already said that?

Anyway, last Sunday I was making Ina’s delicious GARLIC ROAST CHICKEN WITH VEGETABLES (divine by the way). It called for the legs to be tied together. One to ALWAYS follow directions, I was scrambling to figure out what to tie them with. Can you tell I haven’t roasted a chicken lately? Looking in the drawers, I found the box labeled THE FOOD LOOP. Thinking that it might help my plight, I opened the box. Yes, I know it is tragic that I hadn’t even opened the box in all these YEARS! This is what I found.

Perfect! I took one of the cute pink “silicone trussing tools” and made a quick loop around the legs of that there bird.

I tweeted the picture of the chicken and got hysterical comments back. One friend wanted to know if there was a pink hair bow to go with it. My mom thought I had used one of the Princess’s hair elastics.

I have found a new friend in the kitchen – THE FOOD LOOP. I love it.

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Disclaimer: I was not given The Food Loop to review. It was a gift from the aforementioned step-mother-in-law. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I just wanted to share the goodness.



  1. I am glad you liked them. The roasted garlic chicken sounded really good! Love Dottie

  2. That’s actually a very pretty plate of raw chicken!!!

    • Why, thank you. It is rather lovely.

  3. Hilarious! Actually, I could use one of those because I don’t know how to “truss” a chicken (so I just leave the legs hanging open LOL). We use that same roast chicken recipe–Love It!

    • Isn’t it the best recipe? My Sweetie loved the garlic that came out of the center as much as the chicken.

    • I was afraid to leave the legs hanging open! Glad to know it works both ways. Trussing was very easy with those things. Just loop and pull.

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