"Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding". Prov.3:13 (NKJV)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

1 whole fryer different ways

Hello everyone! I am posting a LONG and overdue post. Back in March, I said I would share the different things I planned for my whole fryer. I had gotten it on sale at the store. Months past on by and I had forgotten all about that post. I was brought back to remembrance when I purchased 2 of them on sale (again) at the store last week. Let’s jump on in and talk about how I stretched 1 whole chicken into several meals.

I usually try to get as close to 5lbs. as I can get when I buy whole chickens. Most of the time it is a little under, but I definitely want it to be over 4lbs. Either way, I use it for what I have planned. I learned how to stretch a whole chicken a few years ago when I saw a pin on Pinterest. That sent me on a search for more ideas shared from various people. Keep reading while I share the rundown on what I’ve been doing.

After thoroughly washing my fryer and removing excess fat, I pat dry with a paper towel. I run my fingers underneath the skin on the breast side to loosen it up. Next, I drizzle on a little EVOO as well as sprinkle on my seasonings of choice (we also LOVE sticky chicken/rotisserie spice blend too). I make sure to get some seasoning underneath that skin too. I pour in a cup of water and lay slices of a whole onion on the bottom of crockpot. I place the seasoned chicken on top of the onions and let it cook until done. (Well…lately I’ve been using my Instant Pot which only takes around 25 minutes to cook. YAY!!)

When it’s done I remove from crockpot and let it sit for about 20 minutes or so to cool down. I debone the chicken and separate 2 cup portions into quart sized Ziploc bags. I got around 3 bags full but I decided to go ahead and use one that night for dinner. We had some yummy pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches with fries and Cole slaw. I put the carcass into a gallon size Ziploc bag to freeze for when I make chicken stock (bone broth). I strained the broth from the meat to use for later. It’s good for making mashed potatoes, rice, or sauces. I usually reserve a cup of the broth to use when I make my bone broth.

So let’s make a list of how many uses I got out of this 1 fryer.

1. Chicken Broth (3 cups)
2. 2 cups of shredded chicken for pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches (meal #1)
3. 1 bag with 2 cups of shredded chicken (meal #2)
4. 1 bag with 2 cups of diced chicken (meal #3)
5. Carcass for making bone broth

So I’ve stretched it to be used 5 different ways. When I cook 2 fryers I’m able to double that amount. That gives me 6 bags of cooked chicken, 6 cups of broth, and 2 Carcasses. I hope I was able to help someone (who didn't already know this) see a way how to stretch their dollars, have some precooked chicken on hand, and save time for future meals :)

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Monday, May 13, 2019

1 Corinthians chapter 9

Hi everyone! Let's get back to our study in 1 Corinthians. Last time I shared with you chapter 8. We saw that Paul was addressing things being offered to idols. That is not what believers of Christ are to be found doing. "There is no other God but one" and that is what we are to believe. For us, there is only one God the Father and one Lord who is Jesus Christ. It is through Him that we live. Paul also addresses us being careful to not be a stumbling block for those who have a weak conscience. I encourage you to read and study this chapter in full context while allowing the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth of what is being said. Let's move on to the next chapter.

1 Corinthians 9:1-27 NKJV

A Pattern of Self-Denial
​Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are you not my work in the Lord? If I am not an apostle to others, yet doubtless I am to you. For you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord.

My defense to those who examine me is this: Do we have no right to eat and drink? Do we have no right to take along a believing wife, as do also the other apostles, the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working? Who ever goes to war at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Or who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk of the flock?

Do I say these things as a mere man? Or does not the law say the same also? For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more?

Nevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those who minister the holy things eat of the things of the temple, and those who serve at the altar partake of the offerings of the altar? Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.

But I have used none of these things, nor have I written these things that it should be done so to me; for it would be better for me to die than that anyone should make my boasting void. For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have been entrusted with a stewardship. What is my reward then? That when I preach the gospel, I may present the gospel of Christ without charge, that I may not abuse my authority in the gospel.

Serving All Men
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.

Striving for a Crown
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

TSW Daybook~ May 2019

For Today: 5/6/19

Looking out my window
It’s sunny outside and I see some breeze blowing the tree leaves.
Our high for today is 78 degrees.

I am thinking
About how much I miss my uncle who passed away on May 10th last year :(

I am thankful
For God blessing us to only have to pay $70 for a washer and dryer. A lady was desperate to get it out of her home before her family had to leave the next day to go overseas.

One of my favorite things
  Chocolate Oreo 1/2 priced shakes at Sonics :)

I am creating
This Daybook post.

I am wearing
A yellow T-shirt and black capris.

I am reading
Still working through the book of 1 Corinthians for Bible Study.

I’m watching
Not much at the moment but I did finally finish up the whole series of “Pride and Prejudice” last week. It was good.

I’ve been listening to
Not much of anything.

I am hoping
I get everything I plan to use to finish organizing my laundry room this month.

I am learning
To be anxious for nothing, content, and to pray without ceasing.

In my kitchen
I made some pickled red onions. They turned out really tasty for some soft tacos we had. YUM!

Board room
Do you wash out your washing machine? I hear it’s good to do so once about every 3 months so you don’t have stinky/dirty buildup. I tried this out from Pinterest and it worked

Post Script
I always enjoy the encouragement of homemaking and biblical wifehood from Mrs. Roxy. If you haven’t already, I invite you to check out her blog “Living From Glory to Glory”.

Shared Quote
“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
-Winston Churchill

A moment from my day
Enjoying some leftover Barbacoa from our DIY Chipotle meal. This stuff is SO GOOD y’all.

Closing Notes
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to read other ladies Simple Woman Journal posts. Just head on over to our host site to see more.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Family Fun for Cinco de Mayo

My family and I started a tradition a few years back while we were still homeschooling. We were learning about Cinco de Mayo and decided to wrap things up with a Chipotle-style dinner. We love eating at Chipotle whenever we get a chance. By using Copycat recipes I could find online it turned into a Chipotle feast. There was so much food we had plenty of leftovers and the meat can be frozen for future meals. I spend about 2 days getting it all together and it is worth it. To read a list of what all we had you can check it out my Chipotle Bar post.

Yes, we are having this again this year because they beg me to fix it every year now. Have you tried doing a Chipotle Dinner? It's really fun to do as a family. You know...so you'll have some help in the kitchen :)

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1 Corinthians chapter 8

Hello everyone. I hope you and your loved ones had a great weekend of celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I missed posting last week because I had to take care of things around home. Today I want to recap on some things from chapter 7.

Paul touched on the subject of husband and wife not depriving one another except during times when they mutually agree to set aside time for fasting and prayer. He also talks about why a Christian being married to an unbeliever should not leave (divorce) their spouse if that unbelieving spouse wants to stay in the marriage. If the unbeliever wants to leave (divorce) then let them be the one to leave instead. Marriage is a ministry. It is sad to see divorce happening as much in the church as it does out in the world. There is so much confusion around this subject. We really need more pastors teaching on this biblically because God's word has been taken out of context to fit what people want/desire in their hearts to do. So many are hurting from believing the wrong things over what God is truly calling us to. With that being said let's move on to the next chapter.

1 Corinthians 8:1-13 NKJV

Be Sensitive to Conscience
​ Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

Therefore concerning the eating of things offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

But beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak. For if anyone sees you who have knowledge eating in an idol’s temple, will not the conscience of him who is weak be emboldened to eat those things offered to idols? And because of your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when you thus sin against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

1 Corinthians chapter 7

Hi dear readers. I'm back to share another chapter in 1 Corinthians. Last week we had a good discussion going on in the comments. Pop on over to read them if you haven't already. Paul addressed the problem of sueing the brethren and he talked about those who would NOT inherit the kingdom of God (meaning their names won't be in the Lambs Book of Life). The rest of the chapter he talks again about sexual immorality. This seems to be a huge problem that he keeps addressing to the church of Corinth. Let's move on to chapter 7.

Before I do that I wanted to say that I'm sharing it in the NKJV not because it's particularly my go to Bible version, but because it's the one I've been reading during this study.

1 Corinthians 7:1-40 (NKJV)

Principles of Marriage
​Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

Keep Your Marriage Vows
Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.
For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?

Live as You Are Called
But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the churches. Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters.
Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it.
For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.

To the Unmarried and Widows
Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.

But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.

But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please his wife. There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry.
Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well. So then he who gives her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better.

A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment—and I think I also have the Spirit of God.

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