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Snowy Saturday

February 21st, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Here in Central Illinois we received quite a bit of snow overnight. Well, Boston and New England might disagree, but we received between 7-10 inches. Our cul-d-sac is pretty deep. A neighbor so kindly used his snow blower to do our driveway and bless his kind soul!

Yesterday I put a whole chicken in the Crockpot. I bought the chicken Thursday since school was called due to cold temps, and I did the grocery shopping a day early since I had seen the forecast and thought we might have bad weather Friday night into Saturday. I don't do the grocery store scare shopping -- we shop every week so this was just our normal shopping experience. I heard last night that our grocery stores were crazy busy as the snow started. Glad I missed that mess. I bet lots of people were buying things out of fear instead of necessity.

Anyway, back to the chicken. I put it in the Crockpot with some vegetables so I would have a rich broth. Last night I pulled the meat off the bones and then strained the broth and put it in the fridge. I could then skim off the fat after it was chilled.

So today, I used some of the chicken to make chicken salad for sandwiches for lunch. I have a pot of chicken and rice soup going and I have enough chicken leftover for chicken and noodles. I used some of the broth also for ham and beans. I'm trying to use things I have in my freezer so they don't get freezer burn or too old. So, that chicken will be providing the basis for three meals and helped with a fourth. Not too bad. The house smells pretty good with the ham and beans cooking.

DH is a bit under the weather so I hope after his rest he feels better. I'm trying to stay quiet as to not disturb him.

7 Responses to “Snowy Saturday”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sounds like some great meals you got there!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like some good meal planning!

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    I bet it smells good in your house. Smile

  4. Buendia Says:

    I've never made chicken in the crockpot! That sounds like a great idea! How much water do you put in with it?

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks for the positive comments.

    Buendia, I put the chicken in with an onion, carrot, celery, herbs, and some spices and fill the slow cooker with water so I have lots of broth.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love stretching a chicken over many meals. It always amazes me just how much you can get out of a whole chicken.

  7. Buendia Says:

    I'm going to try it!

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