Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 5 Military Challenge & Crockpot loving

30 Day Military Challenge - Day 5: Post a picture of your S.O. in uniform and list your favorite thing about him being in the military.
Taken at the Marine Corps Ball in 2010.

My favorite thing about him being in the military would have to be that even though it's a labor demanding job and he has to wake up at early hours and stay until whenever he's allowed to go, he hardly complains. He really enjoys his job and I like that a lot. Benefits are pretty good also ;)

I used my crockpot last night for the first time since I got it as a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law, Terry! It is awesome, amazing, splendid, fantastic! Why in the world did I not use it sooner? I want to cook all of my meals in it! I made BBQ chicken and it was delicious. Matt said it was the best BBQ chicken that I've ever made!
I didn't take any pictures of the step by step process because, well.. I don't have a good excuse - I just forgot. I was lost in my crockpot glory. I made BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches and our sides were baked beans and Matt made fries. It was all very tasty and filling!
I cannot wait until I find something else to make in my crockpot.... oh the many options going through my head right now. I have a feeling that thing will get a lot of good uses and is in for a long run!

Countdown to state exam: 3 days.  I am getting really nervous, the nerves are kicking in. I can feel my stomach already starting to form knots!


  1. I LOVE crockpot cooking too!!! What kind of BBQ sauce did you use for the chicken?

  2. I cook roast beef in our crock-pot. Put small white potatoes, sliced carrots, chopped onions, and seasoning in the pot, fill the crock-pot 2/3. Let it simmer for 8 hrs, start it @ 9am, leave it alone and diner is ready @ 5pm. Love Dad

  3. Oh that does sound good. I will have to give that a try sometime in the near future.

  4. I know Matt likes spicy stuff. So u can try the pulled chicken sandwiches I make all the time, we made them for Ricky once but he said they were too spicy. I put two chicken breasts, sprinkle a packet of the kraft ranch dip, dump a jar of Franks buffalo wing sauce in and a tbspn or two of butter and cook on high for 4-6 hrs. I usually just chop the chicken with a big spoon when it's done cooking and still in the crockpot.

  5. Jessica, thanks for that recipe! I will give that a try, I know Matt will definitely love it. he's huge on spicy things, although lately he's been into more flavoring spicy's instead of extreme spicy...if that makes sense! but I will try what you said.