So last week I cooked a whole chicken and made homemade chicken broth for the first time! I was very proud of myself. I followed directions from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship (which is one of my new favorite blogs! So much good stuff!). I made chicken soup on Saturday with the broth and just threw in some seasonings, whatever veggies we had around that needed to get used up, shredded chicken and egg noodles. Jer said it was one of the best soups he’s had – and he’s really not a soup person. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was! It is so great to get affirmation from my husband for my cooking. I am really beginning to feel comfortable and capable (even confident!) in the kitchen. And for those of you who have known me since my younger years, that is a big deal for me. When Jer and I got married, I really did not know how to cook. There were about 3 meals that I could make and knew they would turn out well. Over the past year, I have to say that meal planning has made a huge difference for me in this area because it forces me to think about what we will be eating and allows me to try new things and learn as I go and I am so happy that I finally feel like I am a good cook! Anyway, enough about me…
Tuesday -Baked Salmon, veggies and rice
Friday – Spaghetti, Italian cheese bread, and veggies
Sunday – Crock pot Chicken Parmesan
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