Saturday, May 30, 2009

Saturday In the Kitchen

I tried a couple of new things today. I cooked a Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot and made Peach Cobbler, both for the first time.

The Peach Cobbler turned out fabulous! I served it hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I didn't get a picture of it, but if Hubby or I eat any of it tomorrow I'll try to get one then.


The Whole Chicken was pretty good, but I'd like to try it again sometime. There are a few things I'd like to do differently. First, I would clean the giblets and such out, I don't like them!!! Yuck! Secondly, I would cook it less. I called and asked a relative how long it would take to cook a whole chicken in a crock pot on low. The answer I got was 8-10 hours. Well, I let it cook for eight. Way too long. When I went to pick the chicken up out of the pot it all broke apart, I didn't even have to cut it. And the giblets and liver came out and were floating in the pot, it was gross. So, I'm definitely gonna clean it out next time. We had potato salad on the side.



I saved this chicken for soup tomorrow.


And I added 3 cups of water to the drippings and carcass,
to make chicken stock for tomorrow's soup .


I thought it was time to try something new and I got the recipes for the Whole Chicken and The Chicken Soup (that we will have tomorrow) from Candy, over at Keeping the Home. She is doing a wonderful series called A Week in My Kitchen. I have learned so much from her videos. I didn't go exactly by her recipes, but I used what I had available.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Routines

Morning Routine
  • Start Laundry
  • Make Bed
  • Put Away Clean Dishes
  • Change Puppy Pads
  • Clean Mischa's Cage
  • Wipe Down Bathroom Mirror, Counter, Sink, and Toilet
Evening Routine
  • Pack Husband's Lunch
  • Wash Dishes, Wipe Down Counter, Sink, and Stove
  • Layout Husband's and My Clothes
  • Get Husband's Work Things Ready and by the Door

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Update

It seems like I have been blogging less and less here lately. I have just been very sad the past week and a half and haven't felt up to blogging. Bunny passed away Monday April 27, 2009. :(

Yesterday made two weeks that I have been doing weight watchers, and so far I have lost a total of 10.4 pounds. You usually lose more weight in the beginning and then it starts slowing down. And today makes 4 weeks that I have been exercising, I'm so glad that I'm sticking to it.