The time finally came for us to move back home. The construction on our house is far from being finished, but Jimmy and I decided what the heck… there’s electric and a finished bathroom… we could rough it. After all, we both enjoy camping, and the fact of the matter is, Tide was about 2 antics shy of getting us permanently evicted from my sisters. I swear if he dug one more hole in her freshly mulched flower bed she was gonna %$*&@O&%$@#… So anyway, we laid some carpet in one of the bedrooms, threw a mattress on the floor, and re-established ourselves at the new homestead.
As I walked through the threshold of the front door I could hear angels singing…. Ahhh, I was finally home!!! A place to call my own! I could blast the radio as loud as I want! I could wear a t-shirt without a bra! I could bake cakes at 3 am! And that’s when it dawned on me… ohhhh emmmm geeee…. I am living in a house with no kitchen. The angels shut their traps and the walls came closing in. I began to panic. A house with no kitchen!! A house with no kitchen!?! I tried to calm myself down… I thought, b r e a t h e, after all, we have a refrigerator… we could eat… yogurt?
And that we did. Yogurt for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next 3 days. Jaime Lee Curtis would have been ecstatic. Me, not so ecstatic. Jimmy was ecstatic about having a convenient excuse to eat off the Dollar Menu everyday. When I found the wrappers of another bag of his usual (2 McDoubles, 1 McChicken, 1 Fry and 1 Supersize Shake) I decided, we couldn’t live this way. It was time for an intervention. It was time for a make-shift kitchen.
Soon enough I discovered a piece of plywood atop 2 saw horses makes a great countertop. Chicken breasts are able to be butterflied with plastic cutlery. My propane camping stove still works, despite being submerged under 5 feet of river water. Dishes can be washed using a porcelain pedestal sink in a powder room. And Crock Pots are by far the greatest invention ever.
4-5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 c. hot sauce
1 packet Ranch seasoning
Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot with a splash of water and cook them for 4 hours on high. When they’re done cooking drain off the excess broth that’s left in the crock pot. Then, use to forks to shred apart chicken. It should literally fall apart. Pour in the packet of Ranch seasoning and the hot sauce. Mix til well combined.
One of the guys on Jimmy’s squad gave me this recipe. It’s not gourmet but it literally takes 5 minutes of your time to make. I cook a whole crockpot of it and use it all week long for sandwiches, salads, pizza, ect. Enjoy.