Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Like a chicken with its head cut off

Like a chicken with it's head cut off, that's how I refer to myself on a regular basis, how about you ? There are days where I find myself running all over creation never stopping to really gain any semblence of control. Days when one child has to go in one direction, the other in the opposite direction, I'll be called upon to watch my Grandson (A favor I can rarely say no to) there'll be orders to fill and hungry children to feed and those children don't want to wait 30 mins for Mom to cook dinner and Mom doesn't want to feed her kids junk food or frozen nuggets, enter in the handy dandy crock-pot, I seriously don't know where I'd be without it, there's nothing better after a long crazy day of running, knowing that the minute you walk through that door dinner is ready, rarely is dinner a flop and once in a while it'll be a dinner that everyone raves about and can't get enough of and that's why I'm writing this. Last week I made Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken and it was to die for, not even kidding and it would be a sin not to share the recipe with all of you busy people out there so without further ado (Because I know you have somewhere to run off to) here's the recipe.

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken


4 lemons
3 whole heads of garlic
1 whole chicken
Fresh Rosemary
Seasoning of your choice ( I used garlic and wine seasoning from the Melting Pot )


Cut 2 garlic heads and 3 lemons in half and place at the bottom of the crockpot
Add a sprig of Rosemary
Remove insides from chicken, rinse and pat dry
Season chicken well inside and out and stuff with the remaining head of garlic (halved) and half a lemon
Slice up remaing lemon and place over the top of the chicken along with a sprig of Rosemary

Cook according to your crockpot directions... I cooked mine on high for 4 hours and it was perfect

Once chicken is cooked remove from crockpot, carve and serve.

I served this with Wild Rice and asparagus and poured the juices over the rice and chicken, it was soooo good.

                                                              ENJOY !!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Starting over

I've decided to start blogging again if for no other reason than to document what goes on around here, so many fun and life changing things happen on a day to day basis and I am realizing that it quickly gets forgotten in the bustle of every day life.
Today I was hustled by the 10 y/o, can you believe that ? I couldn't. We were looking through the Scholastic flyer and she'd chosen several books, they were over my
budget and so she asked if she could pay half towards the one she really wanted. The one she REALLY wanted was $16. I made her what I thought was a good deal "You pay half towards the most expensive book and you can get all 3, or I'll pay for the most expensive and you only get 2 " She thought about this for a while and said "How about you pay for the most expensive and I'll buy the other 2 ? " The other 2 came to $6, yep out smarted by the 10 y/o and ladies and genleman that's why in her words she should get into the T.A.D program this year 

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