I thought we were home free this morning towards the end of class and then Boom Boom Pow came on and he got this extreme burst of energy and had us pick em up!! I never quit but my legs were shaking like they were in ice water!!
Sunday night I decided to use my wonderful crock pot again. I had a whole chicken in the freezer that I pulled out to thaw. After about 5 hours of thawing I take it out of the bag and begin examining. For some reason I was unaware I was going to have to pull the giblets out...Ew. Chad was of minimal help, my mom was on the way back from Florida, and my wonderful Father-in-law, Joey was roped into helping me from his house. So between my mom laughing and Chad saying, I'm not eating that, I was calling Joey for help. I was so confused because I couldn't pull it out. I had to put it in the bowl to continue the thawing process. At one point, I was so confused with trying to explain what I was seeing to Joey I took pictures and emailed them to him. I have watched my mom many times pull giblets out I have just never actually done it myself...I got Chad to hold the chicken up out of the bowl for me to take pictures...
That is what I was supposed to pull out...Rather gross but I did it and invented my first crock pot meal that I will share:)
2-3 stalks of celery
1-1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup dry white cooking wine
3-4 red potatoes
1 bag of baby carrots
1 tsp rosemary
Cut up the onion and celery and lay in the bottom. Then dry the chicken with paper towels, season with salt and pepper and lay breast side down in the pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 8 hours. The meat fell right of the bone:) I meant to take a final picture but I forgot...Believe me it was beautiful and yummy!