I had taken the Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken out of the freezer and placed it in the refrigerator to thaw over night.
I had my normal morning routine - breakfast, computer tasks (responding to blog comments, marketing posts, paying bills, etc.) a shower and then I headed to my sewing room. I made great progress on my Wish Upon A Star quilt and enjoyed every minute of it!
Following lunch I took a walk and remembered that the freezer meal was still in the fridge... Ack! No worries, "if I start it in the crock-pot when I get home it will still have time to cook on high for 4 hours. Yes, yes... I will do that."
I recalled as I finished quilting the star quilt and moved on to the binding that I, in fact, did NOT do that. Ugh!
But I still need something for dinner and that meal still needs to be cooked - it's chicken!
As I looked at the recipe, I thought to myself, well it is basically like the Loaded Chicken and Potatoes that I cook in the oven.
So I diced up some white sweet potatoes and tossed them into the roasting dish with the items from the freezer meal (leaving the chicken breasts whole), placed it in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes with a lid on the dish. I added some diced turkey bacon (affectionately referred to as Facon in our house) and some shredded cheese and returned the dish back to the oven for an additional 15 minutes, uncovered.
It was a success! Dave will often ask, as I place the meal on the table if he doesn't recognize it, "what do we have here?" After explaining my forgetfulness about getting the meal in the crockpot we dished up and he gobbled it up!
Maybe it was because the chicken breast was whole that he felt as though the meal was more complete... I don't understand the logic... All I know is that my mash-up of Cool Ranch Chicken and Loaded Chicken and Potatoes was a hit! AND I still managed to quilt all day. Win - Win!
I will be doing a full reveal of my Wish Upon A Star quilt in a few weeks during the Wish Upon A Star Blog Hop hosted by Just Let Me Quilt on May 24th. I will be offering several give away opportunities - all star quilt patterns!
Other items I will be working on this month are two more Quilters Through The Generations - one featuring Tish Stemple's husband, Dave - The Quilt Engineer and one of the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers, Gail Sheppard of Quilting Gail.
I'll be sharing my Blocks of the Month - It's a Wild Life, Let's Go Camping and the 2018 Color Challenge.
And something completely new for me... The Art with Fabric Blog Hop hosted by Alida at Tweety Loves Quilting. I will be revealing my "Art" on Monday, the 21st. I will have a pattern give away during this hop as well!
What would YOU do with a guilt-free quilting day?
Leave a comment to let me know... I love hearing from my readers.
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