These are by far the easiest dessert and are perfect for a casual get-together.
We get these all natural Italian sodas at Super Target for about $2 a bottle. The flavors in the picture are Wildberry, Mango Peach (I think), and Blood Orange.
Some fizzy French lemonade would be good as well.
This is a such a simple chicken salad, it’s not really worth posting, but I wanted to give you at least a little inspiration for the chicken that results from the chicken stock recipe. I’ll make a more interesting one soon.
I love this chicken stock. You don’t need to wait until you have a spare set of chicken bones—you just use a small whole chicken. Because it’s made in the slow cooker, the chicken becomes tender instead of tough. And best of all, it cooks while you sleep.
For the vegetables, just use any odds and ends left over in the fridge. I used the carrots and celery my kids never ate.
My church holds a worldwide conference every six months which is broadcast by satellite. They are my favorite meetings of the year because not only do we receive wise counsel from the general leaders of the church, but we get to wear our pajamas and watch them in our living rooms.
When I was first married, I wanted to start a tradition for General Conference that would give my children incentive to sit quietly and watch all the talks. I decided on cinnamon rolls. They smell amazing in the oven, and they keep little mouths quiet while we try to listen.
I once read a book while my kids were choosing books at Borders about a man who was going to lose his pumpkin farm if he didn’t come up with $100, 000 to pay off the mortgage. To save his farm, he mailed a letter to a hundred thousand people all over the world, telling them how wonderful pumpkins were. He told the people they cost a dollar each, and if they all sent him a dollar, he would send them each a pumpkin. Everyone followed his instructions, and he was able to save his farm. Though even more far-fetched than Field of Dreams, it planted an idea in my head that I have never given up: I want to move to the country and start my own pumpkin farm.
But I’ll talk more about that another time.
Today I want to ask you all this question:
Let’s see how many comments we can get, so we can start a little online discussion. Won’t that be fun?
Lovely. I knew you’d all be into it!
Plus, if any of you know the name of the book I talked about up there, please let me know.
When I had the idea for this recipe, I bought a spaghetti squash and stuck it on my counter.
It sat there for a week.
I was nervous that it would come out as all my other pathetic spaghetti squash dishes—bland and disappointing.
But it turned out better than I hoped.