....and so is my vacation! I am so excited to announce I will be on VACATION from October 6th - October 14th. This is the first "real" vacation I have taken the entire year. I know some of you may argue that isn't true because I go camping quite a bit but as far as my day job is concerned, this is my first real vaca.
With that being said, I am so excccittteeed!! The plan this weekend is to precook everything and freeze it before the trip. This one of the biggest camping trips of my year and takes more planning than usual. We are dry camping, which means no electricity. Actually, we will have one plug but that is it ....oh and batteries in the camper, so a few led lights. But no A/C or Heat. Last year it was 28 degrees in October, I am hoping this year is a bit warmer but if not, I will have plenty of socks. People in the south have really thin skin so when it is cold we shrivel up! haha.
Anyway, the point is, me + cooking does not always end up with the greatest results.
I don't consider myself a bad cook but I surely don't consider myself a chef.
Last week, I decided to make chicken spaghetti. The husband told me that we should just make regular spaghetti because it was easier. How can a person mess that up? But I decided that chicken spaghetti would be more tasty. That is where the great chicken spaghetti downfall began.
First let me ask you this, have you ever boiled a chicken? Me either! Boiling a chicken is easy...psshhhh! That is exactly what I thought before the chicken decided to fight back!
Let me preface this with ....Raw chicken grosses me out. I have refused to shop in some meat departments because the package leaks all over my hands. I end up looking like the little kid in the store who has sticky all over her hands...but back to the story. lol.
I took the chicken out of the package and placed it in the water and chicken broth hot tub. The chicken looked so relaxed!! I set the timer on the stove for one hour. With several Facebook posts later and an alert that the chicken was done, I was happy. I did it! YAY! I stick the thermometer into the chicken and in spots it wasn't at least 165 degrees. So I wait another 20 minutes and then spot check it again. It is done!
The next step was to debone the chicken. Piece of cake ((I thought)). Once I pulled the outside chicken from the edges and started digging deeper inside, I noticed that the chicken wasn't done. All I could think about was chicken yucky poison sickness blood. The chicken was fighting me....
Long story short..I panicked. Thought I boiled the chicken wrong. So boiled it even longer and left it in the pot for the husband to inspect. Even went to the store and bought a pre-cooked chicken just incase I messed it up...but apparently it was ok and cooked properly after I put it in the pot for another 30 minutes. Phew. AND...I am pleased to say the chicken Spaghetti was delicious. BUT, I will never ever ever ever ever fight a chicken, I mean boil a chicken again.
So this weekend, if you smell something burning, it won't be great ideas cooking for my MS....Wish me luck!
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