docmom (docmom) wrote,
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So this is why we gain weight in the winter...

Cleaned the house for Christmas and New Year's activities, and have been compulsive about keeping the tables cleared and the dishwasher loaded/unloaded. The resulting space and new gadgets have resulted in some culinary dabbling.

Started before the holidays with husband's fudge obsession--we still have a bit of chocolate, peanut butter, pumpkin, gingerbread, and bacon chocolate left. Leftover turkey and ham did duty as ham croquettes and lunch sandwiches, with a bit still in the freezer, waiting on tetrazzini and another ham plan yet to be determined, and the ham bone went into a nummy bean soup.

Hubby has the ice cream bowl for his KitchenAid mixer now, so he's made vanilla ice cream and apple cider sorbet, and has a peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream curing in the freezer. I cooked a whole chicken in the crock pot last week (easiest thing ever--season and leave), ate some of the chicken for dinner, replaced the carcass in the crock with some water to make homemade broth, skimmed the fat from the broth and added veggies and some of the chicken for soup, and used the leftover chicken for chicken salad and chicken quesadillas.

Am loving this process of roasting one large thing and re-using it in a variety of ways. And crock pots are the best inventions ever (crock pots were the tool for the chicken, the broth, the bean soup, and the chicken soup).
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