Part of my meal plan this week was to utilize one of the whole chickens I had out in the freezer and use it to make chicken salad for lunches and a pan of chicken enchiladas for dinners. I love oven roasted chicken but for the purposes of the things I was making, I decided to do it the
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For some reason making this chicken made me think of this clip from Golden Girls, even though I didn't stuff the chicken:
I love this clip, but I just want to scream "cross contamination, cross contamination!!!" over and over because they are handling raw chicken and touching a million other things in the kitchen. Gives me the heebie jeebies. Also I freaking love Blanche. She wears heels whether she's headed to The Rusty Anchor or stuffing a chicken at 3 am. (Seriously, why in God's name were they doing this at 3 am??)
From that one chicken I got 6 servings of cherry chicken salad (2 cups chicken breast, 1/3 cup dried cherries, 8 TB mayo and lemon juice/garlic powder/pepper to taste) for sandwiches, and I'll get about 6 servings for the pan of enchiladas I'm making. No special recipe for the enchiladas, just a big can of green enchilada sauce, 1-2 cups of shredded cheese, green onions, shredded chicken and corn tortillas. I just layer my ingredients lasagna style, because I just CAN'T with rolling up the tortillas. No seriously, I can't, the tortillas break every time!
12 meals from one chicken? Not bad my friends!
And this has nothing to do at all with chicken or cooking (you're about to get whiplash from the subject change), but as some of you know I have a HUGE lady crush on Misty Copeland. She is absolutely gorgeous and I am enthralled with her dancing. I'm not sure if you caught her interview on 60 Minutes the other night, but apparently on one of the nights she danced she had SIX stress fractures in one leg, yet danced one of her best performances. She's incredible. Anyway, I totally stalk her Instagram and this picture came up:
Isn't that just stunning? I wish I had even a tenth of that athletic ability and grace. I have toyed with taking the adult ballet workshops that Oregon Ballet puts on, but I am probably the least coordinated and graceful person you will ever meet, so I don't know if it's the best idea for me. I tend to walk diagonal, trip over my own feet and run into door frames type klutzy. Which, my slanted walking just made me think of one of my fave movies of all time, The Birdcage, and this clip. This is pretty much my level of balance and grace some days:
RIP Robin Williams. :(