Wednesday, March 5, 2014

already 15 months

My daughter astounds me.  Her greenish eyes and long girly lashes and the way her eyes look when she's sleepy or just waking up.  Her glowing skin and big toothy smile.  A couple of weeks ago she turned 15 months. My little girl is growing fast and making every day so perfect.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

what do we eat for dinner? {crock pot shredded chicken}

No surprise here....I can be pretty lazy sometimes....maybe too often. Since I have decided to put more effort into documenting my family and posting it on here, I figured throwing in some extras (like recipes) wouldn't hurt. And since we're on the subject of laziness, why not incorporate laziness into dinner too? Genius. I have way too many recipes on Pinterest awaiting my attention and here is a keeper.

For my preliminary "what do we eat for dinner" post, this is what we had a few nights ago - Shredded Chicken Sandwiches in the slow cooker.

I originally pinned it because it just sounded so good. I've had chicken thawing in the fridge for a few days and it needed to be used up, but of course, I was feeling...lazy. So making something in the crock pot just made sense and shredded chicken it was.

I changed it up and made it my own quite a bit...I used chicken, after all.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
1\4 t. garlic powder
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. dried parsley
1/4 c. chicken stock
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/2 c. ketchup
3 chicken breasts

Mix everything, minus pepper and chicken in the slow cooker.  Pepper the chicken and add to the slow cooker.

Cook on low 4-6 hours.  Shred the chicken the last hour of cook time.

I had mine with a little bit of ranch on the bun and some mixed salad on top.  Seamed broccoli made a great side with this dish.  Kris was so happy to come home to this meal.  And there was plenty for all and then some.

Honestly, this is just about a perfect meal for us.  It was sooo easy to make.  You just throw everything into the pot and you're basically done.
It's reasonably healthy...maybe not very low fat.  I didn't have any whole wheat buns, that would've made things a little healthier.
As far as taste goes, this takes the cake.  Not only that, but it made my house smell good, which is always a plus.
This is also very budget friendly.  Really, the only cost for me is chicken.  I usually have all the other ingredients already.
This meal is perfect for a family.
My girls loved it.  They both ate it with enthusiasm.  Score.

I plan on doing these type of posts more often.  It will motivate me to cook more.

Now go make something (preferably this). 

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