Friday, March 12, 2010

Whole Chicken In A Crock Pot and Other Ramblings

Have you ever done a chicken in the crock pot? Is this all the rage and I am last to know yet again?
I saw it in blog land-unsure where-but it couldn't be easier or more economical. I am a big fan of rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. I like to use them for recipes that call for cooked chicken like enchiladas or even chicken salad, but this is an awesome alternative, much cheaper and easier to work with(falls of the bone vs. carving). 1. Rinse and pat dry a whole chicken(about 4lbs). Remember to take out that mystery bag from the cavity.
2. Stick in crock pot sprayed with Pam.
3. Season with salt pepper(I also used paprika). No need to add any liquid
4. Cook on low for about 7 hrs.
5. Remove chicken and reserve liquid in the pot
6. Let chicken cool and cut, freeze or store in fridge as needed.
7. Add bones and skin and anything you don't use back to crock pot with liquid and 5 cups of water(I was going to take a picture but it looked kinda gross)
8. Cook on low overnight
9. Remove bones and gross stuff and you have about 6 cups of broth for another recipe during the week.

Easy right? Now on to my ramblings

I actually did the happy dance this week which was a challenge after a cold and rainy 5 days, with no house showings, melted snow in the back yard that revealed about 5 months of dog poop, and a baby struggling to get his front teeth.
My sister sent me a box full of love(summer hand-me-downs) and it brightened my mood for sure. She totally thinks I'm a dork for being so thrilled but you SAHM's are sure to agree, when your "uniform" is jeans and t-shirts and you never really get to fully shop for the season, a box full of clothes that you would never even get a chance to buy because it isn't from Target(or another super store you happen to be buying toilet paper from) is AWESOME
Cute? I agree.

Here I am modeling a J. Crew jacket. I couldn't have picked it out better myself :) I just noticed I match my wall and dresser.
Have a great weekend. I'm going to try although it is off to a rocky start. I got a call this morning at 8:36 am from one of those "S" word Realtors who wanted to show my house at 9 am. I had to say no(me in jammies, kids doing crafts with lots of glue, baby asleep, house needing at least 40 minutes of TLC)and I felt more than awful about missing an opportunity to get my house sold. Had some minutes of loathsome self pity after that. I let it go after my neighbor and I shared "loser" stories with each other-I at least made her feel better about life :)


Anonymous said...

Love the outfits and your hair. I like it longer. The house will sell soon! Happy thoughts!!!!!

Becca said...

I need a Kit! Not fair! No, actually, I'm happy for you! Miss you...we need to get together soon before we don't have the opportunity!

Anonymous said...

You are completely beautiful. I love you and miss you like crazy. 30 minutes is too long to be apart let alone 30 days.

-Your Husband