Early (really early) on the morning of the 30th I got up, as usual (don’t ask me about sleeping patterns, it is a mess). I pulled out a rooster from our recent freezer camp experience, added some onion and garlic into the crockpot, a bit of water and put it on high. the roo wasn’t really fitting, the lid was skewed, however several hours later I was able to chop the legs and nestle the whole thing in. I just ( 6 hours later ) have pulled out the chicken and the broth, letting the chicken cool and i will shred it for a taco supper.
** Update *** I pulled the chicken apart but didn’t shred yet, put it back into a stewpot with the crockpot broth, and put it back on the stove for a while. it wasn’t really shreddy yet. Took all the bone bits and skin bits and filled another smaller pot with those plus water, and put it on to boil for more broth. Then went for a nap. someone turned it off after an hour (thank you timer) and I have turned it back on. it is a long slow cooking day. House has amazing chicken smells throughout. ****
For dinner on the 29th we had leftover broccoli and cauliflower (and new stuff, too) as well as our carrots. heated up some leftover macaroni, Miz M. wouldn’t let me share that with the chickens. #2 son helped me tto prepare some leftover potatoes – we pulled out their innards, mixed with mayo and cheese (Including cheddar and leftover parmesan from yesterday) and re-stuffed them, sprinkled with cheese then baked them. They were delicious. cheese and potatoes, yummy! The chicken legs from the 28th were torn apart and re=heated some of us had them on the potatoes and some had separate, and of course I brought out the sunflower seeds because they are awesome on potatoes and chicken.
on the 28th I had pulled some chicken drumsticks out of the freezer, and scrubbed some of our roasting potatoes. we had roasted chicken, baked potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower and carrots (our own carrots), and the last of the romaine lettuce in a salad. I have been watching the sales for salad dressings so we had a nice caesar with the romaine. and some grated parmesan
feeling good about what we are eating out of the freezer and pantry. Still using fresh veggies from the grocery as well as our own supplies. each meal using our own protein or veggies is a great thing. I intend to have all of the canning jars empty by July… HA