If you had any doubts that this truly was the Week of the Chicken, after this post, you will know for sure and for certain that I have encountered chicken madness at my house. I kind of had a hard time letting go of the fact that the chicken was such a good price at the store. Thus I kind of had a hard time not going back to the store multiple times to buy more chicken. Which means that I kind of had a big chicken party in my kitchen for several days in a row, working up some chicken recipes for the freezer.
In the meantime, we’ve been eating a lot of chicken too. So chicken crazed have I been, that when for lunch one day this week I actually fed my family something with leftover hamburger meat in it, my husband – supportive guy that he is – paused before taking a bite and said, “Wait! It’s the Week of the Chicken! Are you sure we’re allowed to eat beef this week?”
Ha! I love living with comedians.
Speaking of comedy…Why did the chicken cross the road?
I can’t even finish it. That joke is totally over-used and not at all funny. Oh, but my family made this one up a couple of years ago: What do you get when you cross a brick with a chicken?
Okay, I’m done now. I’m sure I’ve got you all completely worried that I’ve lost my head this week while cooking and prepping pounds and pounds of chicken for the freezer, but truly, you can relax. I’m fine. I promise. And also, I’m out of chicken. It’s all socked away in the freezer. Now I’m planning to move on to asparagus!
Yes, next week will be the Week of the Asparagus.
Except for not really. ;)
Okay…chicken. I’m here to tell you about my Week of the Chicken.
Right after getting back home with my first round of chicken packages, I made loads of Chicken Nuggets. I cooked some up for lunch…
But more importantly, I put together oodles of pre-made chicken nuggets for the freezer. See – here’s my chicken-nugget-assembly-line. I filled cookie sheets with nuggets, froze them, then baggied them up to pull out in the future.
The following isn’t very exciting, but the next day, I cut chicken into bites, cooked it in olive oil, and baggied it up for salads.
Day Three: Chicken cooked in bbq sauce. That will be great for sandwiches next week.
I grabbed one more round of chicken from the store (about 9 more packages), and put together several pounds of Crunchy Ranch Chicken. This is probably our favorite way to eat chicken. The recipe is not featured here on the site, but it is in the What To Do With the Chicken in Your Kitchen ebook – which can still be purchased for $1.50 if you hurry.
I am now officially ready to chicken out. What I mean is…I’m tired of chicken. I don’t want to look at chicken again for a long time.
Or at least until tomorrow.
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