Friday Fun – A life-changing trick

Nevermore

Would it be too corny to say I found a trick that is really a treat? Anyone who knows me is tired of hearing me talk about Pinterest and I shared Halloween Costume ideas from Pinterest last week. This week I got a chance to stop pinning and start doing what I learned there.

At our dinners for eight, we have a lot of chicken. We get tired of chicken honestly. PInterest can help with recipes too and I have learned a few that have spiced up our menu. But all the choices in the world don’t take care of the chicken shredding job I always dread. chicken chopping for eight is no fun. If you wait for it to cool it toughens up and if you work while it’s hot, well, it’s too hot. All that is behind me now however, thanks to this tip.

I nearly cried, not gonna lie.

the big catch is, you need to have a big electric mixer with the paddle attachment, but for big families this is not a neglected appliance. It has paid for itself. If you have the mixer, all you need is some cooked chicken breast, still warm, and dump them in the bowl. I cooked mine from frozen by putting them in a pot with onions, celery, salt, pepper, garlic salt, and thyme. That’s it.

I put in all the chicken in, no trimming or fussing over it. Then turn on your mixer and watch the magic happen. You are left with the most perfectly shredded chicken, ready for all kinds of recipes. Maybe you have to have chopped 20 years worth of chicken to find this as exciting as I do.

I did go back through the bowl and find the connective tissues that are usually found in chicken breasts. They were easy to pick out because everything else was so perfect.I made a casserole of mine with the broth that was left in the pot. It would also make amazing soup.

like this, but better

I hope this tip makes you as happy as it makes me. I can’t wait to see what I learn this week!

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Friday Fun – Halloween Costumes

In my effort to blog more often, I want to share fun stuff on Fridays. No heavy news articles or disturbing third-world trends on Fridays. Today I will share some fun Halloween costumes I found on Pinterest. Pinterest is the best place to go for costume ideas, or ideas of any kind really.

I Love Lucy – You would have to have a pretty cool circle of friends for them to appreciate this one, but the execution on this is perfect.

Mermaid – This one looks easy to do and still easy to walk in and doesn’t involve your little girl wearing a seashell bra.

Gypsy – very easy to achieve with things you already have on hand.

Lego characters – one for the boys.

Wheelchair costumes – Pinterest will show you everything for everyone. Here’s another idea and another.

If these ideas don’t work for your kids, just leave a comment, with your email address, requesting an invite to Pinterest. I will send you one and you can look around at all their ideas. Have a great weekend!