Friday, May 24, 2013
How is it possible to have free wing night?
I can't take credit for this trick; my wing-loving husband came up with it.
Buy a whole chicken. (Buying a whole chicken is quite economical, especially if you can squeeze two or three meals out of it plus make broth with the bones.)
Cut off the wings when you use the chicken, however you use it. But, cut off the wings. Cut them into their two separate pieces and cut off the wing tip. Save the wing tip to throw in with the carcass when you make broth. Throw the wings into the bag in your freezer that is designated for wings.
Now comes the hard part: wait until you have accumulated enough wings to throw yourself a free wing night. When the day comes, it's a party! Chris and I look forward to eating wings after the kids go to bed. (Not every night..., although some weeks we want to!) Chris loves wings, and I craved them when I was pregnant with John. Chris loved that. :-)
Tonight, we party!
This is the best way to eat wings! The chickens I buy are organic, but when you order wings from a restaurant, they are far from it. Not only are we saving ourselves the exposure to the anti-biotic GMO chicken that is served at restaurants, but we also are saving ourselves some money. Do we still order wings from restaurants sometimes? Yes, occasionally. But we appreciate it so much more-- the wings are tastier, the homemade blue cheese dressing is killer... when we save them up in the freezer.
So if you like wings, and you like to eat organic, or even if you just want to save yourselves some money, try this trick! It is awesome! :-)
ps. be aware that wings off a chicken you buy at the store are smaller than the ones you get from a restaurant, so plan to make more than you would normally eat.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
For our midmorning snack today, which I didn't serve until 11:10 for various crying child reasons,
A banana, a coconut flour muffin, a handful of penuts that I haven't soaked yet but at least I finally made it to Miller's to buy, and homemade coconut oil peppermint patties.
Monday, May 13, 2013
As for what am I doing about milk? I have been making her nut milks homemade and only using them with her. The recipes I found online were pretty consistent: 1 cup nuts to 3 cups water.
I am in need of a nut milk bag, as I have been straining them with my fine mesh strainer, and they are a bit more gritty than they would be with a milk bag. But in general I am happy with it. Two years ago, I balked at making my own nut milks but now it seems like no big deal.
Why make my own verses buying the store brands? Mainly, the extra ingredients in the store brands. Many have added sugar, although you can buy unsweetened versions. Also, there is the thickener carageenan in almost every nut milk on the market. Carageenan is a known carcinogen that has been approved for use in foods, even organic ones.
It is amazing the journey on which God has taken me with our food... I really feel that He used our time two years ago being gluten and dairy limited and also used the meal plan Chris bought me for Christmas to prepare my heart and my abilities to handle this. I am thankful that I can do this for the health of my family! And I am looking forward to further refining our diet to be as healthy as possible! It is an ever-changing journey, to say the least!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Now that we are gluten free, I need to be on top of making snacks. I found this recipe that looks great to try, but I haven't had a chance to make them yet. I need to find some snacks that are easy to make, especially big quantities, so I can freeze them. Gluten free snacks from the store are too expensive!
Will be posting soon on how our gluten free life is going this time around. I will say it is much better than the last time we did this. (I find it interesting that there is a cracker recipe in the post from two years ago!) I forgot about this cracker recipe and look forward to making it again. I also recently made up some crackers that worked really well, and Chris and I even discussed if we could use it like a flatbread/ pizza crust. Of course I will have to post that another day. :-)
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Two over easy eggs
Something distinctly GF about the pancakes I don't like... possibly the flour, but I was wondering could it be the xanthan gum?