I have been without a plan this week for meals and it sure shows. Last night we had leftovers and/or sandwiches for dinner again and let me tell you it's getting a little old. My goal for today is to get a menu written for next week so we won't have to go though this again.
Tonight, however, I knew I needed a crockpot meal (being it's Wednesday and Travis has tennis from 4 to 5 and Liam has basketball from 6:30 to 7:30) and I really didn't want to head back to the grocery store so it had to be with things already in the house. I ran across this recipe for Slow-Cooking Barbecue Chicken in my Rotisserie Chickens to the Rescue! cookbook by Carla Fitzgerald Williams. It's one of those cookbooks that I borrowed from the library one day on a whim and decided it would be a great addition to my collection so I bought it.
I had never heard of (re)cooking a rotisserie chicken in the crockpot before but since I had one in the fridge I thought "why not". It's a simple homemade BBQ sauce poured over the chicken (pulled into quarters) and the author even suggests using a bottled BBQ sauce instead if you're even shorter on time. She also wants you to top the quartered chicken with sliced onions and lemons but since I had neither, I opted to just use the sauce.
How did it come out? Well, I give it high marks for ease -- in 5 minutes it was in the crockpot and ready to roll. However, as the case with chicken and the crockpot it dried out immensely -- though that was really just a problem with the breast meat I ate. The sauce was tasty enough but I'm afraid it didn't meet with everyone's approval. Don? 2.5, Adrienne? 3, Liam? 2. Me? I think I'll go with Don and a 2.5. Travis ate a sandwich when he got home from school and after tennis wasn't hungry so abstained. So, a 2.5 it is. Hopefully tomorrow's meal will be a better one.