Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When it rains the snot pours

We plopped ourselves firmly in front of the TV today. Lorelei was sick with a fever and a yucky tummy. Poor kiddo. So, Kung Fu Panda, Dora the Expolrer, and SpongeBob have been Lorelei's entertainment for the morning and background noise for me while I'm focusing on my other work... this blog.
 No kidding, when it rains, it pours. I've got a lot going on these days. I'm happy for it, but it is keeping me busy. Luckily I've gotten some things done today. Here's what's going on:

1) You'll see that I now have a sponsor .
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See? Cool huh?

Thank you Fonté Café and Wine Bar for sponsoring my blog.  It's so cool!!

2) The date for the "Twitter Party" that I will be hosting for the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution has been announced: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at 4 pm PDT. The topic is "From the Holiday Table to the Everyday Table": the conversation will focus on translating the traditions and meaning of the holidays to our everyday meals. The party is open to the public by searching #foodrevparty or following @foodmindedmama on Twitter. Join me and say hi!!

3) I'm attempting to keep up with my self imposed workout plan. A star pupil I am not but at least I'm working out a little bit more, right? Guh.


All that said, I love my slow cooker!! 

I got some cooking done today, which was nice. I had some roasted chicken bones in the fridge that needed to be cooked off so I set them up in the slow cooker early this morning with some water and let them roll for a few hours. Can you say amazing chicken stock and chicken soup for dinner? It was really good, and good for my little sickie here.

Lorelei helped me make some pumpkin bread today, too. We made use of some of the pumpkin puree that I got out of the Halloween pumpkins I roasted off a couple of weeks ago. We used the Betty Crocker pumpkin bread recipe which turned out fine, but I'll definitely be tweaking the recipe a bit. I'll share my version soon. (Mine would be so much better. Sorry Betty.)


Well, my girl is down for the count and I think I'm on the way out too. Here's hoping that she'll feel better in the morning. If not, we've got lots of chicken soup. 


Mom's Tip
Don't throw away your chicken bones!! If you don't expect to make chicken stock within a week or so, throw the suckers in the freezer, they'll last for another day.
Also!! Slow cooking the bones really got the flavor out of them. Ingredients: chicken bones (or any other kind of bones for that matter) and water to cover. Turn on cooker. Walk away. Skim the schmaltz (fat) and use as you would stock that you buy in a can or a box.


Santé


1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Hey, just wanted to say that the twitter party last night was great. Hope you guys are feeling better. The weather has been changing a lot down here in Florida, so my sinuses have been giving me fits for the last few weeks. Think I might have to make some soup out of my leftover turkey. :)

To add a little extra flavor to stock, I also add a mirepoix (onion, celery & carrots) and a sachet d'epice (rosemary, thyme, peppercorns and basil leaf).