Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Day Lily, Greek Chicken and Childrens Recipe

My first Day Lily of 2011 opened this morning...I have been watching the buds for the last week or so, waiting to see this beautiful flower open and share all it's glory for just one day...Sadly tomorrow it will be gone, but there are many more buds waiting to open right behind it.

After lunch Lil Sara and I ventured into town to go grocery shopping...I rarely buy raw chicken because, well I simply don't trust it to be fresh once I get the plastic off (has happened a few to many times)...But got brave today and picked up a whole fryer that had been cut length ways in half at just 99c a pound...also grabbed a cheap bottle of Italian salad dressing and all the fixing to make Greek salad...

Once home I skun (word?) and washed the chicken, put each half into a large freezer ziplock bag, squirted a good couple of tablespoons of the Italian salad dressing into each bag and worked it around to coat the chicken, removed as much air as possible and sealed the bags...Placed bags in fridge in a large bowl, I will turn the bags ever hour or so until 5pm when I will pop them in the oven to bake for about hour and a half...Hopefully they will taste great with our Greek salad and homemade fries from home grown red potatoes...I can't wait for dinner tonight

Children's Fun Cooking Recipe

You will need:

One large pot with or without a lid, a wooden spoon for stirring, 2 plastic bowls and plastic utensils.

1/2 box of dry uncooked pasta of your choosing...We like to mix it up and do 1/2 mac and 1/2 spirals.

1 cup of dried beans, again of your choosing.

1 young child or toddler


Place all things on kitchen table...Let child loose...

This recipe should buy you about 20 to 30 minutes of occupied toddler time....Enjoy

This is how I keep Sara busy while I am handling foods she can not help me with such as raw chicken.

Blessings Kelsie

PS: I should have mentioned that we keep and reused the pasta and bean "mix" each time and it is stored in an old pasta box in the pantry marked "Sara"...She is so proud to have "her" cooking stuff in with the other foods.


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Kelsie, I hate that you can't trust your grocery store to do you right on your chicken! We have a store like that here in town, I no longer shop there because it makes me mad to get bad meat. Anyhoo, supper sounds fabulous. Those fresh potatoes, you just can't beat them no matter how you cook them, can ya? Like that lil toddler recipe too.

Honey at 2805 said...

The lily is beautiful, but not as beautiful as Sara.

Linda said...

Day lilies are a favorite around here...very pretty!

I love Sara's mix...what a wonderful idea!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love seeing those first blooms. Too bad they don't last longer but I'm sure yours is loaded down and will bring you many days of beautiful blooms.
Your recipe is too cute! Amazing what can keep kids busy. It's the simple things in life!

On Crooked Creek said...

I am so pleased at the creative ways you include lil Sara with your household chores! By making her a part of the preparation will increase her self worth and confidence as she continues to grow. Sending you a cyber hug for being one amazing Mom!