My Kitchen is a War Zone

I have spent the last two days taking stock of everything in the pantry, the basement ‘store’, the basement freezer, the upstairs fridge/freezer & preparing food. Maybe it’s the impending snow storm of a massive 2-4 inches.  Stocking the freezer, preparing meals for the week.  Cooking, just because.

I have made the following…

  • 2 Whole Roasted Sticky Spicy Chickens
  • A crockpot full of Shredded Chicken for Tacos
  • 1 Pot of Texas style Chili (divided into small containers for the freezer)
  • 1 Pot of Turkey Chili (divided into small containers for the freezer)
  • 1 loaf of Gluten Free Bread
  • 1 tub of Spreadable Butter
  • Homemade Bread Crumbs (made from the GF Bread)
  • 1 pan of Power Bars with Chocolate Ganache topping for the hubby
  • Washed dishes 4 or 5 times & loaded the dishwasher twice
  • Half-assed watched episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County (x1), Atlanta (x2) & Beverly Hills (x1) while cooking

Today was the first time I had ever tried making my own Gluten Free Bread.  While the process wasn’t all that complicated, I don’t really like GF Bread.  It turned out great!  It rose perfectly.  It is just extremely dense and a little on the chewy side.  I haven’t had very much bread, maybe 3 slices, over the last 2 years and thought I was missing it.  Turns out, I don’t really miss it at all.  However, I do like breaded tilapia and cod, and I use the bread crumbs in my meatloaf and turkey burgers. GF Bread Crumbs are outrageously expensive… $5.79 for an 8oz box.  Dang!  So while the bread mix was 3.49 for just one loaf, it’s still less expensive than the store bought boxed version.

I am tired now and the kitchen is a disaster area.  Good thing, I don’t have to ‘cook’ dinner.  It’s done already.   🙂

I am off to wash dishes for the 6th or 7th time today.

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