1. Facebook Live – What a grocery trip with an Eat at Home Meal Plan list looks like
I summoned my courage on Thursday afternoon and did another live video on Facebook. And because I’m so awesome *insert eye rolling emoji here*, I filmed the first several minutes sideways.
In the video I share the meals I shopped for, compare Kroger vs Walmart online ordering/store pickup, get real about the grocery prices and more. If you’ve ever wondered what you get when you shop with an Eat at Home list, this video should help answer that question. You can watch the video here.
In related news, the $49 12 month membership sale ends today! Use the code BIRTHDAY to get the sale price. Find out more about the plans here.
2. Cooking chicken for the freezer – pressure cooker vs slow cooker
In that load of groceries that I picked up on Thursday, I got two whole chickens. I decided to cook them right away. I love having cooked chicken in the freezer for quick meals. It only took about 5 minutes to get these birds in their respective pots. I sprinkled them with grey sea salt from France, black pepper and added about a cup of water to each pot.
I set the timer on the pressure cooker for 35 minutes and used a natural pressure release. The total time for that chicken was about 1.5 hours. I might have gotten by with five minutes less on the cook time, but the chicken was about perfect the way I set it.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Pressure Cooking is not miraculous in cooking speed. Yes, the cook time said 35 minutes, but that’s not the whole story. The total time involved was 1.5 hours. It didn’t heat up the house and it was easy. Bonus – the pot is easy to clean too. Just don’t expect a cooked chicken in 35 minutes or you’ll be disappointed.
For the slow cooker, I set it on high and let it cook all afternoon and evening while we were at an out of town soccer game. It was falling-off-the-bone tender when we got home.
3. BBQ Festival
Last Saturday we had enough time between soccer games to go to the BBQ Festival in Danville, KY with friends. It was the most delicious hour of the week. Jim and I shared a BBQ Sundae. I know that sounds strange, but it is so good! Baked beans, Key Lime Cole Slaw and Pulled Pork. Hog heaven in a cup!
We also hit up the grilled corn stand. Good corn on the cob is like eating summer.
To top it all off, I ordered a scoop of Bourbon Butter Pecan gelato and a scoop of chocolate gelato. While I ate that, we stumbled on a place selling Bacon Chips. They looked like dog food, but they tasted great, especially with the Bourbon Butter Pecan gelato.