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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Easy Dinner Idea -- BBQ Chicken Pizza

Sometimes you want to make dinner for your family but you don't have much time or the right groceries in the house.  So this is a recipe you can make super quick with just 5 ingredients from the grocery store! 

What to buy?  A rotisserie chicken, a bottle of bbq sauce, red onion, shredded mozzarella cheese, pizza crust. 

I used Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce and Mama Mary's pizza crust -- these are pre-made, in the aisle near pizza and spaghetti sauce - I like the thin and crispy variety.

Here's how easy it is to put it together.  Take the meat off the chicken, for one pizza you'll only need about half the chicken.  Toss the chicken in some bbq sauce.  Spread sauce on the crust, top with chicken.  Slice red onion very thin and place on top of chicken.  Top with cheese and bake according to your crust directions.  The Mama Mary's crust are baked at 425 for 8-10 minutes.  

That's it!  Delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza! 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Crock Pot Country Ribs

Price Chopper had boneless Country Pork ribs on sale a few weeks ago.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them but I bought them anyway and put them in my freezer.  (I'm a sucker for cheap meat!)  Decided to cook them in the crock pot.  They turned out really great so I'm sure next time they are on sale I'll buy them again.

3-4 lbs. boneless country pork ribs
1 - 16 oz. bottle bbq sauce (I used KC Masterpiece)
3 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. garlic powder
1 large yellow onion, sliced.

Salt and pepper all side of the pork and lay in the bottom of slow cooker.  Top with sliced onions and pour sauce mixture over the top.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What to do with the 1/2 bottle of wine????

Okay, so I know many of my friends would never have a problem of what to do with an extra half bottle of wine but the reality is, while I love wine my husband doesn't.  So unless I want to drink an entire bottle by myself or drink 1 glass each night for 3 or 4 nights in a row, I often find myself with a portion of a bottle left over.  I've solved this dilemma by freezing it!  Frozen wine can be thawed and used for cooking later.  I have all these little 1/2 cup (4 oz.) Rubbermaid containers that came with a combo pack I bought.  They aren't good for much but they are great for this.  Divvy up your wine into 4 oz. servings, pop on the lids and freeze.  Next time you need some red wine for red sauce or white wine for risotto, just take it out of the freezer and you are good to go!