Nourishing... That's my new word. I'm not putting my family on some crazy diet and we are not trying some new fad, but I want to feed my family food that nourishes them. When you start thinking in that way you can begin to view food differently. For example, I will share with you my recent experience with a whole chicken (which used to totally gross me out, by the way!)
In our efforts to save money and wanting to eat better I opted for the whole chicken at the grocery store, instead of boneless, skinless, over-priced chicken breast. This was not my first time to buy a whole chicken, I've done it before- I even screamed while preparing it (no really, just ask my kids!). I decided to give it another try and I actually handled it very well. In fact it wasn't gross at all! I think it is because I was viewing that chicken as nourishment for my family. I want to give my family the best whenever I can, and I felt like that whole chicken was a better choice than one that had already been "prepared"- so to speak. I don't think I will ever go back to the over-priced chicken again. Here is what I did with my chicken- it was easy, nourishing, and very budget friendly!
I placed my whole chicken in the crock pot and added lots of onion, garlic, and any other spices I had that I thought would be good, and salt and pepper. I added just a little water in the bottom of the pot. I set the crock pot on low and let it cook all day. Once the chicken was done it was literally falling off of the bone, making what I considered the "gross" part, not seem so gross! I chopped up my chicken and added it to a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup (chicken, carrots, salt, pepper, parsley, egg noodles, & water- cook until carrots are tender and noodles are done).
There you have it~ an easy, inexpensive way to bless your family with a nourishing meal! And I am proud to say that I'm officially over my fear of whole chickens! :0)
If you have a fear of whole chickens, I would like to encourage you to give it a try. Believe me, if I can do it, you can too! LOL!
Wishing you much success on your chicken journey!