In the Pounds to Miles household dinner time can be such a struggle. I grew up on a clean diet. Sure my mom, being the southern gal she is, fried food but even at a young age I didn’t care much for fried foods (and still don’t……except for oysters). Overall we ate fresh and clean. We had a HUGE garden every year so I was open to most foods. Buying produce in grocery store as I got older just seemed unnatural and then as I got married it became less natural. My dear sweet hubby HATES veggies. Repeat, HATES them.
I was in the grocery store last weekend when I saw the cutest older couple checking out and I couldn’t help but notice what was in their cart. Tons of fresh food. They shopped the perimeters of the grocery store. I was very jealous and just imagine how fantastic their kitchen must smell. Probably very simple dinners but lots of natural, delicious flavor. I was very jealous of their cart. I really wanted to invite myself home with them!
Everyone in my family knows that I sneak veggies in my hubby’s diet any way I can ( Thank you Jessica Seinfeld !). Cauliflower in the mash potatoes, carrots in brownies, etc. etc. Most days I’m a short order cook. I may cook him one thing and me something else. I don’t mind but some days my diet may take a dive because it just becomes too tiresome and thus I find myself eatting less and less the way I should.
I’ve learned to embrace my crockpot because of this. In order for me to be a healthy weight (which right now I’m not) I have to learn to reach deep and cook no matter how tired I am or lazy or just short on time. With that being said I had to take a moment to share with you guys the fabulous, EASY recipe for baking a whole chicken. A friend of mine introduce this to me and I must say it’s PHENEMONAL!
A whole chicken cost me $4 dollars and the onion was a $1. I had more chicken left over than a store bought rotisserie chicken plus I knew that it didn’t have any oil or grease in it. This will be a staple in our household from now on!