It was a pretty quiet weekend here at Living to Tell. Nothing really exciting happened which was just fine with me. It was just a kickback kind of weekend. No where to be, no running around, just being. Works for me.
Friday I got a delivery of chickens from a Hutterite colony. Their chickens are sooo good. And so big! Puts the ones in the grocery stores to shame. I ordered 6 of them and it came to just $51.00. Super cheap for the size that they are. Five I froze and one I made "Sticky Chicken" with. It is so easy and the chicken comes out delicious and super tender. I'll even give you the recipe.
The night before or early in the morning, in a small bowl mix together the following:
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
Rinse the chicken inside and out, drain and pat dry. Rub all over with spice mix. Place in plastic bag and refridgerate overnight or for at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 250*F. Yes, you read right. 250*F. Remove chicken from bag and fill cavity with 1 chopped onion and about 3 or 4 the inner leafy sticks of celery. Place on rack in roasting pan breast side down and roast for 5 hours. When there is 1 or 1 1/2 hours left flip chicken over so the breast side skin can get crisp. Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes before carving.
So easy and so incredibly good. You can feel free to play with the spices and you get a bit different of a chicken every time. This time I used Blazin' Pepper Bourbon Seasoning, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder. It's fun to play and know I'll still end up with a really great chicken. I added garlic mashed potatoes, some mixed veggies and made homemade gravy. One chicken fed the four of us with lots left over for sandwiches or a pasta meal. The grocery store chickens don't feed us that well.
After some housecleaning the younger girl and I went to the Christian bookstore for a look around and a chai tea. It was fun doing something with her that was just the two of us. And you will all be so proud of me, other than the chai teas, I didn't buy one book. Not a one. I was tempted but I didn't do it. It's a miracle. LOL.
Sunday was a totally relax day. Church, then just heating up the already cooked chicken lunch. It gave me time to do lots of reading, play a few rounds of Scattegories with the kids and basically be a bum. LOL. A weekend like that does a girl good once in awhile. It was perfect timing as I'll be busier than ever this coming week with a new 1 yr. old starting in dayhome. I finished the book "Tallgrass" by Sandra Dallas. It was so good. I am loving this author who was new to me this year. For a review of the book you can visit my book blog here. Just scroll down to number 12. I can't believe I've already completed 12 books this year.
A decision was finally made concerning the job. After much talk, tears, prayer and deliberation,and more tears, it looks like for now the dayhome will still be going. I was really hoping for a change but the timing is just not on my side right now. Although it is not the result I was hoping for, I do feel like a heavy weight has been lifted and now I can move ahead and focus on what I want to do in the dayhome rather than everything being on hold and up in the air wondering if I was going to close it. I know God is in control and in the right time a change will come but until then I will be content and be thankful that I have a good job right now and will do my best to glorify the Lord in what is placed before at this time.
And on that note, I must get ready for the kid's to arrive. Have a great kick off day to your week!