Thursday, April 1, 2010
It is baseball season! For our family, that means cold, windy games! How does Mother Nature know to start the wind on the very first night game? It’s almost spring break and Mother Nature hasn’t taken notice yet. You can generally find me bundled up in my winter coat with hat and mittens. I really don’t care how I look as long as I am warm.
It is important to me that The Ballplayer gets a meal before and after the game. This takes some planning on my part. I like to have our dinner completely cooked so he can have a ‘mini meal’ before the game. Considering he has to be at the field before four in the afternoon and wont be home till after seven, I don’t want him to be hungry. He will with out a doubt end up getting something from the snack bar after the game. How can he resist? Those deep fried burritos are calling for him! It’s all I can do to resist them! But I remind myself that I have a warm meal waiting for us around the corner.
The last couple weeks, our week night games have fallen on Taco Tuesday. I know…again with the Taco Tuesday! This time I used what has become my new favorite kitchen appliance…The Roaster! The Fireman and I received this for Christmas years ago and never used it. Honestly, I thought it was another crockpot! But not so! This baby makes the best roasted birds! Pop that baby in and in two hours it is perfect! Shred (or pick as a girlfriend calls it) the bird and you have instant taco meat! Add yesterdays salsa, a little cheese and maybe a beer and I’m in heaven!
According to this package, I think this bird is about 5 pounds. Make sure you wash it, take the neck and insides out.
I did nothing special to it! Salt, Pepper, sprinkle of Cumin and some garlic powder. I tied the legs together.
Look how big my Roaster is compared to my bird! This is a big chicken too! I could fit a nice size turkey in here! Save the ovens for the side dishes!
I didn't even set a timer! In fact, I was a little concerned I overcooked it! But it was perfect!
All this meat off that bird! In fact, I had a full quart size bag stuffed for leftovers. Its in the freezer now for Enchiladas next week!
Fry up some corn tortillas and it's Taco night!!
What’s your favorite cooking appliance? (food processor, crock pot...)
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