Even though there are lots of dirty dishes (mostly empty containers) in my sink, the prep for today’s supper was minimal and the actual ‘cooking’ a no brainer.
A couple of weeks ago, I succumbed to the temptation of buying one of those rotisserie chickens at the grocery store. They’re a bit heavy handed on the seasonings (translate that to salt) but sometimes you just want something hot and filling.
On the way home, I had stopped at the bakery and picked up some slider buns and a Boston Cream donut. (It’s what I often ask for and they probably call me the Boston Cream Lady if they ever discuss my visit. If they don’t have BC’s, I usually pick up a Mexican to get my chocolate cinnamon fix.)
After making a couple of sandwiches with one of the breasts, and nibbling on both wings to fill out any empty spaces, I had a cup of coffee and that donut. Then I froze away the two legs, the second breast and the carcass in separate containers.
Yesterday, while the house was cooling off with the new A/C motor installed, I devoured the thawed second breast on my last 2 ciabatta buns for lunch. Supper was leftover kale and tofu miso soup and tamales from my freezer.
Today (Saturday) was more of the same. I thawed the package of chicken legs, made mashed potatoes, gravy (with the juice from the rotisserie chicken, which I had saved) and some quick chicken broth. Salad had already been prepped and the greens … well, I had a couple of cups of kale prepped as well, so I sauteed them with some olive oil, dry red pepper flakes and thinly, sliced garlic. Dessert was the last of the brownies from the freezer with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel from the fridge.
If my mom had been here we would both have been stuffed, but since it’s just me, I have leftovers for Sunday supper.