We love buying Costco rotisserie chickens, and have decided to get every scrap of use out of them we can, to justify my laziness in not wanting to cook the night we buy them! We get a few meals out of the chicken, then I make chicken salad with the rest. The best part though, I think, is making stock with the rest of the carcass.
First thing this morning, I popped the sorry looking chicken bones in the crock pot with veggies and herbs, and let it simmer to deliciousness all day. Then, during Evan's nap I made homemade French bread, chopped all the veggies for the soup, made some chocolate brownies with white chocolate chips and some of our leftover candycanes, and did the dishes. Evan woke up right as I finished forming the loaves and set them aside to rise for the last time. Then, we made our own egg noodles (thanks Mom for being a good instructor!) and cooked up some chicken.
So, When Thomas got home today, we had homemade chicken noodle soup, fresh French bread, and then yummy brownies for dessert. And, what made everything taste even better: I made it all myself! Fantastic. The bread was amazing... kinda ugly on the outside, but it'll be better next time. You can't beat the flavor though! We're having a lot of fun learning to make lots of new things. And, what's funny, Evan prefers homemade bread and noodles to store-bought. There's nothing like the silence of a family eating a meal that is so yummy they can't take a break to talk.