Thursday, January 26, 2012

Making Up is easy to do!!!!!!!

DAY 105 

I had lots of making up to do after yesterdays lunch and dinner. Last night on my way home from zumba I called the hubbs to see if he wanted me to just pick up dinner vs. cooking since it was almost 8pm & he had to be back to work at 1am. I knew he was wanting to get some sleep. We decided on Chick Fil A Yum Yum, you really can't go wrong there.
 So knowing he was going to have a really long day today I wanted him to come home to a yummy ready on the table dinner. On my lunch I came home to get everything ready and the crockpot going. For the first time ever we were having homemade scallop potatoes, crockpot bbq chicken & a side of green beans. I was really excited to try my hand at the potatoes, not to mention I can't remember the last time I had BBQ chicken. I made it home after spin class this evening & after a stop at the shoppette still before him, but just in time to get the potatoes in the oven. Ok so it wasn't ready on the table when he walked in the door but it was pretty darn close. We had enough time to clean up and settle down for the evening before we enjoy what turned out to be a fabulous meal. I was a tad worried about the potatoes once again only because it was my first time making them, but they were great. Only thing I would change or do different is maybe add a bit more cheese to them, we love cheese :) It was the prefect meal after a busy day for both of us, I can't wait to make the chicken again. 

Crockpot BBQ Chicken: 

4-6 pieces of chicken, we use boneless
1 bottle BBQ sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar 
1/2 brown sugar 
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Mix BBQ sauce with all the ingredients listed under it, place chicken in crockpot. Pour sauce mix over the chicken and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Really its as easy as that, there's nothing else you have to do!!!!!

Scalloped Potato's 

Cooking spray
6 medium peeled yukon / yellow potatoes, sliced thinly
2 tbsp melted butter
salt & pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1 bay leaf
pinch of nutmeg
2 tsp thyme 

Preheat oven to 425 & spray a 9*13 cake pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl combine potatoes, melted butter, salt, pepper & garlic powder mix until potatoes are coated well. Place half of the peeled potatoes in the bottom of the pan evenly top with half of the shredded cheese & then evenly place the remaining potatoes on top of that. In a medium sauce pan bring milk, nutmeg, bay leaf & thyme to a boil & then poor over the potatoes. Top with the remaining half of the cheese, cook for 40-50 minutes or until potatoes are nice & tender. ENJOY!!!!!!!


Breanna Hohenstein said...

That looks delicious! YUMMM!

Tare June-H said...

Thanks for the recipes! I have a huge bag of potatoes I really need to go through!

lilmoomoo said...

AHH! I need to make this. Like tomorrow...
Or maybe I will make it for sunday!!! :)
Thanks for sharing!