Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fried Spaghetti

It has come to my attention … a lot of people have never heard of fried spaghetti!!! Really?!?  I didn’t think it was that uncommon… So for those of you that have not heard of it, or have not tried it, PLEASE DO!  It is super easy and super yummy!  The hubby will not touch regular spaghetti because of the texture, but fry it up and he’s all over it!  Although, if you know him, I think I had him at the word “fried”J.

Leftover spaghetti (sauce and noodles already mixed together)
Cheese (optional)

Heat up a non stick fry pan over medium to high heat, toss in your leftover spaghetti and fry to desired consistency.  Add cheese if you like.
Easy right?! J  I cook mine like hash browns and leave it in the pan till the bottom is nice and crispy then I flip it and cook the other side till it’s crispy.  I add parmesan cheese at the end but you could add any type and if you want it melted you could add it earlier.  The possibilities are endless for your preferences and you can’t go wrong!  
Go on, Give it a Try!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Crock Pot Whole Chicken

Other than the traeger, this is our favorite way to cook whole chickens!  It comes out so moist and juicy, and just falls off the bone!  I could go on and on about this dish because it's cheap, easy, and the options are endless with what you can do with it.  To make it short, I'll just name a few of our favorites:
*Eat plain with mashed potatoes and green beans (maybe even add some gravy)
*Chicken Sandwiches
*Chicken Stir Fry
*Chicken Broth (from the bone)
*Chicken Soup
*Egg Drop Soup
*Your Favorite Chicken Dish
…Endless possibilities J
     1     3 lb whole chicken, skin removed and gutted
     1/2  Cup Chicken Broth
     1/3  Cup Lo-Sodium Soy Sauce
     1/3  Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
     1/4  Cup Honey
     1     tsp Worcestershire Sauce
     2     tsp Balsamic Vinegar
     2     tsp Lemon Juice
     1     tsp Sesame Oil
     3     Tbsp Minced Garlic
     *Place chicken in slow cooker
     *In a separate bowl stir together all ingredients.
     *Pour over chicken and cover.
     *Cook on low setting 8 hours (or 4 hours on High).

Step by Step:
    *Place chicken in slow cooker
     *In a seperate bowl stir together all ingredients.
     *Pour over chicken and cover.
     *Cook on low setting 8 hours (or 4 hours on High).
(Please Excuse the ancient crock pot.  It might look old but it still works great and I can't seem to part with it! :) I love my crock pots!)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Re-growing celery from a stalk

After I found out you can grow green onions in water (or by replanting them), I was eager to find out what else you could regrow!  Did you know you can regrow celery from itself! YA! That’s right! You know, that end part you normally just throw away or compost?  It can be used to regrow more celery!  Exciting! I know! I didn’t make a tutorial on this but really, it’s not rocket science:
1-Cut of the stem of your celery

2-Place that end in a bowl of shallow water

3-Change the water once a week (or so, whenever it dries up or looks dirty)

4-Watch your new celery grow!
Easy, right?!