We have VBS this week…
I’m guessing you know what that means!
For me (& probably you 😍) it means:
Busy schedules (be ready to leave at 6:20 each eve!)
Excited children (& tired! esp. after the first night)
Naps must not be neglected
Extra loads of laundry
Lots of food at ALL times of day
Oh yes, did I mention lots of FOOD?😏
All this in addition to the daily chores already scheduled! How will I survive?😲
For me, the first key is to realize & acknowledge that it will be crazy, & the second key is to act/react accordingly…
Believe it or not… I often have one big thing that I forget to allow time for &... it’s usually the FOOD…
Nobody in my family understands how I could forget something so important but it’s the truth...🙈
So this morning, I was coming up with a plan & decided to share it with you all, as I’m fairly certain someone else is in the same situation! :)
Sooo… our VBS serves a substantial snack every eve BUT no good mama sends her children to VBS with hungry/empty tummies…😊
In other words, my children always want a little something before they go & not only that… most times they are HUNGRY when we come home! ...How does that work anyway??😏
Here’s my plan:
Have a sandwich, tortilla wrap, etc. before going to VBS
Roast beef sandwiches
Have healthy snacks available when we get home
Cheese & crackers
We have leftover steak meat from our Sunday lunch; so that will work perfectly for the wraps!! I love, love having leftover beef steak, ham roast, or chicken!!
I need to put a whole chicken into the crock pot & debone it. Then it’s ready for our quesadillas + our wraps!! YAY!! Whenever I can do 2 meals in one, I’m excited!!
I’m sharing my chicken recipes here to make your life easier as well! 🤗
And then to make sure I have the snack ingred. easily assessable in the fridge…. Ummm, excuse me while I go & clean out the fridge…
Here’s to a well-planned VBS week!😉
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Mouth-Watering Whole Chicken
1 - (3 - 4 lb.) Borntrager Dairy's whole chicken
2 c. water
1/2 c. raw apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup Borntrager Dairy's butter, softened
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp each - real salt, dried rosemary & dried parsley
1. In a small bowl, mix the rub ingredients.
2. Loosen the skin on the chicken by taking a serving spoon & gently pushing it between the meat & skin.
3. Gently scoop spoonfuls of the raw butter mixture between the meat & skin.
4. Place meat in a 6-quart crock pot.
5. Add the vinegar & water. Place lid on crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
6. After done cooking, place on a meat platter, slice, & drizzle with honey! Yummy!
This is a great way to use up your leftover chicken; you're family will love these!
2 cups, deboned Borntrager Dairy chicken
1 cup Borntrager Dairy marble cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped onions; optional
1/4 cup chopped green peppers; optional
1. Take each tortilla & fold it in half.
2. Place 1/4 cup chicken in each tortilla.
3. Add 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese to each one.
4. Sprinkle peppers & onions evenly on top of the cheese.
5. Place on preheated electric skillet. Turn to medium low heat.
6. Brown on one side, flip over & brown the other side.
7. Serve! Can be eaten with your favorite salsa.
Chicken Wraps or Salad
So simple AND yummy!
2 cups deboned Borntrager Dairy's chicken (leftovers work great)
16 oz. fresh lettuce or spinach, rinsed & torn into small pieces
1 lb. Borntrager Dairy cheese, shredded
1/2 lb. Borntrager Dairy's fresh side bacon, cooked & chopped in bits
Ranch dressing (or your favorite)
1. Toss spinach, tomatoes & cheese in a pretty salad bowl.
2. Top with chicken & bacon.
3. Serve with your favorite dressing.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Place salad mixture evenly in your tortillas.
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