Monday, February 16, 2015

Making it Monday...

I have really been enjoying cooking in the new kitchen!  Aside from the pie I made for Carey on installation day, this weekend I made a cake to share with the kids.  

Yesterday at the grocery, I saw that whole chickens were on special.  I bought two.  I can't remember the price per pound, but they were right about $6.00 each.  Today I put them on to stew.

I decided to make some Chicken Pot Pie to take to Kasey's tonight, and I had to go back to the store to get vegetables for it.  While I was there, I noticed that it was later than I thought it was, so I picked up some rotisserie chickens...I figured I would put the rotisserie chickens in the pot pie rather than waiting for the ones I had cooking.  The rotisserie chickens were $5.99 each.  

I'm glad for the convenience of being able to pick up a rotisserie chicken in a pinch, and I'm glad to know that it's not quite the extravagance I always thought it was.  I do think I got more meat from the two chickens I cooked myself, though, and I am really glad to have it in the freezer...cooked, boned, and vacuum sealed to use later.  And I'm REALLY happy to have three quart jars of rich homemade chicken stock which I will also freeze for later after I remove the fat.  You don't get chicken stock when you buy ready cooked.  

I also put a finished Chicken Pot Pie in the freezer, since I made an extra for that very reason.  If there is one thing I learned from the whole remodel journey, it's how nice it was to always have prepped meals in the freezer!
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4 comments:

  1. Prepped meals in the freezer are THE BEST!! And Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorites! Yummmm!

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  2. Nothing beats homemade chicken stock. That's going to add richness to whatever chicken dish you make.

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  3. I don't cook ... but cooking is an art in my opinion ... you are an artist ! ;)

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  4. Wish I could have you all over for dinner!

    Sharron, that is such a sweet thing to say, because I do feel that way sometimes…I also feel that way about organizing, decorating, sewing, oh lots of things. LOL Sometimes I finish something and make excuses to walk by and stare at it!!! Blogging has helped, because I can take a photo and post it.

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