|thrift stores your dishes are so tempting...|
* Keep things simple, this seems like an easy one to do but I found myself running around looking for a few new dishes picking up extra groceries when all of them were not needed.
* People will not be able to come, they will come late or early don't aim for perfection the company is what counts.
* Try to bake/cook things ahead of time so there are no mistakes the day off. I have a really bad habit of chocking when I cook for others and I messed up three yep three desserts (coffee pudding was not meant to be) so I had to wing something the day of...
* You will have left overs so make sure to cook food you like, you will like eating for the next three days
|I went with a classic warm vanilla cake and ice cream for a hot night|
Pulled crockpot chicken tacos (no picture meat isn't cute)
What you will need:
chicken breast (I used 4 boneless and skinless)
your crockpot (mine is pretty large maybe 18 quarts)
store bought chicken fajita kit with powder and sauce included
water and powdered stock of your choice
I do not pre brown my chicken when I do this (just raw in the pot) I find it is juicy without this step, if you like to brown your meat by all mean do before placing it in the crockpot. Add 2 cups of water and the powder fajita mix to the water along with one cube of your stock of choice mix well. Add in your chicken.
Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. At five hours is is really shred-able and soft take out earlier if you want larger pieces of meat.
Take out your meat and place onto a large plate and shred with a fork. Add on the topping sauce from the fajita kit and a little but of the juice from the crockpot to make more of a liquid sauce. Toss well and you are ready to make tacos!
These were so good with guacamole, sour cream and crispy taco chips and with very little dishes to clean up afterwards.
Anyone else have a favorite recipe they like to cook for others?