Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm cookin' up a new project



Inspiration hit at the dinner table tonight. The dinner table, where I sat with my family, eating a delicious dinner that took about five minutes to prepare, was relatively healthy and was equally enjoyed by the adults and the child.

I picked up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store for $5 ($5!) and served it with a lovely garden salad and corn. Quick. Easy. Affordable.

I am a big fan of the store-cooked rotisserie chicken. And though we had it in its intended form tonight, I've repurposed them many times for chicken andouille gumbo, chicken noodle soup, enchiladas and so on.

And that's when the inspiration hit. I'm starting another blog! A food blog! About repurposing rotisserie chickens! Exciting, right? I know! And I promise! To use! Lots of unnecessary exclamation points! On that blog too! Yay!

I'm setting it up now, and launching it this weekend. I'll be posting a weekly recipe for repurposing a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Can you even stand the excitement? That's 52 ways to create a tasty meal using a prepared grocery store chicken. I'll be experimenting with new recipes, so some weeks could be hit or miss. But still! 52 new recipes! I am going to rock the chicken in 2010!

So stay tuned... the big launch will be announced as soon as the site is ready. Prepare yourself, because...


PS: Is that not the sickest blog name ever? And by sick I mean phat. And by phat I mean wicked, cool, bad ass.

9 comments:

Martha said...

I hope you're serious about this, because it's such a good idea. I use those chickens in my crepe filling, among other things, and I'm looking forward to the launch so I can expand my roasted chicken repertoire.

Shana said...

Martha, I'm totally serious and in kind of a manic state over the whole notion of a new project. Working on the blog header right now, and the list of recipes. Can I put you down for a future guest post on crepe filling??

Cat said...

Do you buy a chicken specifically for the recipes or do you use leftovers? Because between a 17 year old boy and a 45 year old man who eats like a 17 year old boy, we never have any leftovers from one of those chickens.

Tiffany said...

I think it's a brilliant idea. I was just watching Julie and Julia last night (again, for like the four billionth time) and food blogs are totally inspired!

FYI - most grocery store rotisserie chickens are not gluten free. There's hidden gluten in the seasonings they use. Does that not just totally SUCK?! We should start a petition!

And I! TOTALLY!! Support your overuse! Of! THE! Exclamation Point!!

trifitmom said...

ok is is strange and scary that i am very excited about this and can't wait for it ? i am scared of the rot. chicken and never know how to use or what to do with it....wahoo

Anna See said...

Love those rotisserie chickens! I'm excited about the new blog.

My faves: I use it to make the soup recipe on the back of the Swanson's broth can. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Janet said...

What are those yellow things in the bottom of the rotisserie?

Shana said...

yellow peppers, I think?