The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 108

April 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm (Food) (, , , , , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!!  Hope you all are having a Wonderful Wednesday!  I know I am.  🙂

Today started off relatively quiet…

Mike was out the door before I even got out of bed, as usual.  I feel bad about that, but we get to spend the evenings together, and weekends, and his steady job is keeping up afloat!

Got William a good breakfast for yet another day of FCAT testing.  He seems really comfortable with the tests this year, not nervous at all like last year, and his teachers have a really good approach, they provide snacks before the test starts each day so the kids get a little extra boost.

James got to sleep in since he didn’t need to be to work until 5PM.  He really seems to be liking the new job, I’m glad, but I still wish he had just a little more ambition.  Oh well, one of these days…

I had to get ready for my interview at 9AM, no problem.  Got there almost 15 minutes early, just sitting around, staring at the lobby, watching the guy working on the ceiling lights, kind of dull.  Finally get called in at exactly 9AM, met with two very nice ladies, did the question and answer stuff, talked a little about this blog which was kind of cool.  Thought it went well, and they said they would let me know by the end of the day.  Spent maybe 20 minutes in the interview, home before 10AM, figured it would be a while, so I decided to try to do some jewelry.  Well, it wasn’t even 11:30 when I heard back, they want me!  WOO HOO!!  Had to go run around, pick up paperwork, get a drug test (passed of course), start on Monday morning!  Gotta go back tomorrow, I think, and get a time card so I’m ready for next week!

So, in between running around today, I managed to take William back to Game Stop, since he picked out the wrong game yesterday, and he picked out two more today.  Spent about half his birthday money now, can’t believe he still has any, he usually spends it as fast as he gets it!  AND, I managed to put together a pretty good meal!  Here’s what we had:

Tomato Ranch Chicken

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 large can petite diced tomatoes (plain, not seasoned)

3 Tbsp ranch dressing mix

2 cups water

1 Chicken Flavor Boost packet

Put everything in the crock pot (yes, I know, crock pot again?!), cook on LOW at least 6 hours, 8 is better.  Serve each chicken breast individually, with or without tomatoes, depending on what your family likes.  We end up with some of each around here.


Whole Wheat Flat Bread

3/4 cup lukewarm (80-90 degrees) water

1 Tbsp vegetable oil

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 Tsp salt

1 pkg (or 2 Tsp) active dry yeast

Put water, honey and oil in bread machine pan.  Add in flour and salt.  Tap pan to settle ingredients.  Make a well in the center and add the yeast.  Lock pan into bread machine.  Set machine for DOUGH and press start.  When done, turn dough out onto floured surface, dust lightly with additional flour, knead about 1 minute.  Allow to rest for 15 minutes.  Roll dough out onto pizza pan dusted with corn meal, about 12 inch circle, cover and allow to rise another 20-25 minutes.  Bake at 425 degrees 20-25 minutes or until edges are crispy.  Let rest 5-10 minutes, then cut into bread sticks or pizza wedges to serve.  Serve warm or cold, with a dipping sauce or with a meal.

We also had some leftover veggies with this meal, and salad or fruit salad, depending on what everyone wanted.  This was a really good dinner!  Sorry I didn’t get any photos for you…  tomorrow, promise!

So, until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!


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