Friday, January 27, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Goodness

Week two of my Pinterest journey brought a delicious new recipe I will be making often. Mostly because it's so easy. I like meals I don't have to cook when I get home.

I originally found this post on My Kitchen Apron. But I changed the recipe a little.

What you need:

1- 3 lb. of frozen chicken breasts
1- bottle of Franks Wings buffalo sauce
1- packet of ranch seasoning

Put the frozen chicken, wings sauce and ranch packet into the crock pot. The original recipe used the whole bottle but since I don’t have a whole family to feed I used a few pieces of the chicken and only half of the bottle of wings sauce.

Leave the Crockpot on low for at least 6 or 7 hours. Since I did this on a day I worked the chicken sat in the Crockpot for almost 9 hours and was fine.

Then take the chicken out and shred it on a plate. If you leave it in as long as I did you don’t even have to take it out of the pot, it will just fall apart.

Put the shredded chicken back in the Crockpot for another hour to soak up the rest of the wings sauce.

The original recipe said to put have the chicken as a sandwich with pepper-jack cheese but I thought a wrap with lettuce and sour cream, and tomatoes for those who like them, was better.

I am also going to try putting on nachos, on a salad, and as a sandwich.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken

3 lb. bag of frozen chicken breasts
1 bottle Frank's Wings Buffalo Sauce
1 packet Ranch Dip Mix
• Put frozen chicken, wing sauce, and ranch dip mix into Crockpot.
• Cook on low at least 6 to 7 hours
• Shred chicken & return to Crockpot.
• Cook on low for an additional hour.

Friday, January 20, 2012

My First Pinterest Craft

I’m off to a good start. This week is the first Pinterest craft, of many to come. In honor of Valentine’s Day I chose to make a paper heart chain.  The picture I pinned is linked to a site in another language. Thankfully the picture is pretty self-explanatory.  Also good because I don’t need to put directions for it on my blog, only pretty pictures.

My Garland for my Valentine's Party

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A New Goal for a New Year

I've never been good at sticking to one hobby or activity.  I think I've always had a kind of ADD when it comes to that.  When I was little I tried a season or two of every sport before moving on to a more exciting one.  I couldn't even stay in one club during high school for more than a year.  

So now, a grown up in the working world; I am determined to have a hobby and stick with it for at least a year. Given my track record, my best chance at making it work is to keep it interesting.  Something that is hard to do with one hobby. Enter my newest addiction: Pinterest. 

After two co-workers told me about an addicting new website I had to see it for myself.  I knew it had to be something great when I had to request to join the site.  Luckily my co-workers invited me to join and I was pinning to my hearts content in a few short days. 

I was spending a good hour almost everyday looking at anything and everything that had been pinned. But what good was all this pinning if that is all I did. I started feeling like a hypocrite; saying I was a crafter and a baker but not actually doing any of the things I thought were so ingenious. 

So with my almost 200 pins on my boards I figure I have plenty of crafts to make and recipes to try and a new blog to document my successes and failures at being a world class crafter, baker, chef and organizer. 

So at least one day every week I am going to do something I have pinned and post it on my blog. Hopefully at the end of the year I'll have a collection of crafts, a stockpile of recipes and an attention span lasting longer than the dog from UP!