7 Quick Takes

23 March 2012

Finally linking up with Jen's Quick Take Extravaganza.

1. I roasted a whole chicken last night. (For the first time since I've been married.) I did this primarily because I wanted to make chicken stock. Now my chicken bones are simmering on the stove, and I have to figure out what to do with all this chicken. I feel like there must be a life lesson here...

2. I'm also making granola. My oats have been SOAKING (better for you? maybe?) since last night, and they're just about ready to whip into some cerealesque goodness. I've never really liked the granola I've made in the past so we'll see if this turns out any better (tips welcome.)

3. I'm on a kitchen kick. I'm big into indulging myself when there's something I REALLY want to be doing and it's also productive. This time last year I was reading cloth diapering blogs incessantly. Last Christmas it was all about crafts crafts crafts.

4. I'm really wishing I would get on a gardening kick. But that's not happening. Right now our garden is overrun with volunteer romaine and green onions. They look like legions trampling our kale and spinach and rhubarb. The potatoes are keeping a pretty united front, but the rest is carnage.

Picture from before the green onion occupation
5. I had planned on going to pick up some tomato plants today, except we've never had much luck with tomatoes. When I mentioned to Jacob that I might go to his favorite hardware store - Anawalt Lumber - without him he looked like he could cry. He got over it quickly and gave me a list of things he wanted me to get him.

6. So I thought better of going to Anawalt and decided to stay home and babysit my chicken stock. And anyways I'm not on a gardening kick.

7. And for numero 7. A picture of Baby Jake with his best friend.

The spin cycle.


  1. Hey Kate! I do remember meeting you!! I'm so glad you found me! I liked your 7 quick takes more than mine, usually we don't have this much drama going on! I did want to tell you though, I was also out on cobra and when I had Maggie (our first) on top of that we had decided to quit our jobs and move to SA. God has a funny way of working things out and it almost always better than we could have ever imagined it. :))
    OH and PS: Jake is a cutie!

  2. Chicken salad! Nom.

    Jake and the spin cycle appear to be getting along swimmingly.

    XOXOXO all around :)

  3. The spin cycle! I have never roasted a whole chicken because I'm afraid the carcass would gross me out, but recently a friend made stock in her crock pot and I was kinda jealous. I might have to try it, one day.

  4. Yay! You joined in!! I have to tell you, I was always a little freaked out by handling a huge raw chicken...but now I roast one of those babies nearly every other week. It's fantastic as a meal by itself (with veggies thrown in the mix) but then I debone and use the chicken for a million different things (for meals down the road) bbq sandwiches, chicken pot pie, chicken pizza, etc. I just bag up and freeze what I'm not going to use right away. I also love making granola...but have never soaked the oats? I'm really intrigued ;)

    Ok, I'm not sure you asked for all that...but *sigh* I can't help but ramble on and on about food. I love it too much ;) Have a great night! Great quick takes!

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