Candace and I had plans to cook and freeze again yesterday.
I borrowed a couple of crock pots so that I could cook my meat to bring...
but a few things happened.
1. I realized I still had a chicken spaghetti, a King Ranch casserole, and a pot pie still frozen from the last freeze-a-thon.
2. I realized I needed some new ideas because Lance isn't a huge fan of casseroles.
3. I realized that 'all that meat' really didn't make 'all that much'!
4. I ran out of time... and didn't feel up to an early morning grocery trip before the cook-a-thon!
So instead of joining Candace in the cook-fest yesterday, we just went for moral support-- to take pictures-- to laugh at old pictures-- and to play.
Here's my prep:
I sought help from my first boss, Rayanne, who owns the one and only diner where I grew up and my great gal-pal, Jenna, of the famous Crockin' girls, for the nasty hen!
Though I gagged the entire time-- and haven't tasted it yet--
I think their advice was successful as it looks like chicken and smells like chicken-- and I salvaged all its meat. Except the wings, because that was taking it too far.
I ended up with this...
Mostly just shredded meats to add to soups or use as tacos or put on buns with a little BBQ sauce.
That I ate until I made myself sick.
And then ate more veggies at midnight, because comfort food is my favorite food!
Little by little, it helps.
On to yesterday.
The kids and I were late rising, and made a rash decision to have icecream for breakfast!
It was really a snack, after our real breakfast--
but it felt like a wild and crazy idea, ordering it before 11:00!
The boys loved it!
Candace, on the other hand, had already got to work!
I made up some fresh spinach dip to snack on while we chatted...
and the kids took advantage of the awesome weather and had a picnic and played outside!
because they both crashed on the way home and stayed asleep for a nice little nap!