Saturday, June 12, 2010

16. See Wicked

OK, so the picture is really bad. But, the show was really good. Amazingly good. I had wanted to see Wicked for years. I've heard nothing but raving reviews of it. So, last night Matt and I saw it. And I have nothing bad to say about it. It's right up there with Les Miserable and Phantom. And I'm already hoping it's not long before it comes back through Charlotte.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

50. Make homemade chicken stock



I have always been intimated by home made chicken stock. STUPID. It is ridiculously easy. It made my house smell delicious (I'm considering inventing a food scented line of candles: chicken stock will be the 1st one I create).

And for those of you who really follow my list: this one wasn't actually on it. My 50. was making a gluten free pie crust. Since I no longer have a child who is GF, I'm changing it (SH- I still want to get together to bake one with you though!).

66. Consider and/or organize a dinner co-op

I've always been a fan of bulk cooking. Spend 1 day cooking up a storm, saving money and time in the long run. But, I've also kind of dreaded it. All that preparation. All the dirty dishes it makes. Standing on my feet all day. So, I've decided that this is the way to do bulk cooking. With a friend. You spend a morning instead of all day. You split the buying, the preparation, the washing dishes, etc. And you get to hang out with a friend (and if you're really lucky, your friend has a great dog to come behind you and take care of anything that happened to fall on the floor - big shout out to Mia).

I have my sweet friend, Chris to thank for checking this one off. She and I will be getting together once a month to bulk cook together. Today we made meatballs, meatloaf, mango chicken, and rice pilaf. I have 10 main dishes and 3 sides all ready to go in my freezer. Next month: twice baked potatoes, shredded bbq chicken with corn cakes, and spinach feta lasagna rolls. Yes, I'm drooling, too.