This has been a month of firsts… for ME! If you had been at my supper table the last month, you would know that I have been very uninspired in the kitchen lately. I just have no interest in cooking a meal after a day of working and then trying to wrangle a very mobile Clara while slaving over a hot stove. Cereal, turkey sandwiches, and frozen fish sticks have been the extent of my meal preparation. Even with all this said, I did manage to accomplish a few firsts in the kitchen this month.
I fried an egg for the first time in my life. Pathetic, I know… but I don't eat eggs, so I've never had a reason to make one. I made it for Clara, and actually had to call my sister to ask how to do it. She only laughed at me for a minute J. I also got lots of egg advice from my dad who makes and eats eggs regularly – this made me smile!
I made macaroni and cheese for the first time as well. From a box. Don't mock me. I don't remember eating it a lot as a child, so I'm not sure where I got it in my head that I didn't like it. It was the only thing in the cupboard one night while I was searching for a side to go with the chicken Paul made on the grill… or the burnt hockey pucks that he brought in the house. It turned out pretty well – Clara even liked it! …the mac & cheese that is… not the chicken J
My final kitchen feat was roasting a whole chicken. When we had our chickens processed last year, we had them left as whole birds. We didn't have any freezer room, so my parent's volunteered to keep some at their house. Slowly, we have been eating our way through them… one Sunday at a time. When we brought the new chickens the other day, we grabbed out a whole chicken to take home and roast. My mom walked me through the process, so on Monday I decided to give it a shot. I salt & peppered inside and out, put some garlic and onion in the cavity, put it in a cake pan, and placed it in the oven. Apparently I roasted it with breast side down… but it still turned out fine. So now we have LOTS of shredded chicken!
Help me out… What are your favorite recipes to make with shredded chicken?