I'm feeling outrageously domestic after cooking a whole chicken in the crock pot, shredding it for a family meal and then many salads.....and finally making 9 cups of homemade chicken stock with the juices.
Used this tutorial, below, and I'm hooked.
There's nothing glamorous about it.....but for $6.50, I accomplished what many would pay $20+ for. That, for me, makes sense of it. And, I'm home....I have time.....will do it again!
We're all about easy meals right now and eating healthy. Carter is playing basketball, arrives home 3 days a week from a 2 hour practice FAMISHED, so I'm constantly finding ways to keep him happy. Some recent go-to solutions:
honey and peanut butter sandwiches
kiwis (cut in quarters and eaten by hand, rather than peeling and slicing)
Other ideas? I'd love some suggestions.
We're skiing for this holiday 4 day weekend ahead and I'll be packing lots of food to keep costs down. I've learned, from past ski trips, that putting a ton of effort into gourmet sandwiches and the like doesn't always translate with this family. They love my cooking, but there is something about warm food on the mountain that I cannot compete with. So, instead of making meals, I'm making lots of snacks.....we'll eat breakfast at the hotel.....snack on what I bring......and then buy lunch each day.
Thinking about making Pioneer Woman's Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever into cupcakes. Recipe HERE.
Anyone ever try it? Not sure how the recipe will transfer.
Let me know if you have other recipes to share!