Friday, December 12, 2008

Sabbath-Prep Saturday #2

Welcome to Sabbath-Prep Saturday, where we meet to share tips on how to make the sabbath what it should be - a more relaxing, enjoyable day to spend with our families and worship God. If you're new to Sabbath-Prep Saturday, and would like a little history as to what we're doing here and why I started it, click HERE.

So here goes!

The Menu:
-Louise's Crockpot Bar-b-que chicken
-Crockpot Creamed Corn (click HERE for the recipe)
-A Tossed Salad
-White Bread Machine Bread (click HERE for the recipe)
-Cake Balls (This dessert enchanted me and I can't wait to try it! There are so many options as far as cake type and icing flavor to use that the possibilities are endless! Plus, I know the kids would LOVE to help with this recipe. Click HERE for the recipe.)

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Small appliances you'll need for advanced prep:
-Two crockpots (Okay, I know you're thinking this is a bit over the top, but there are just so many main dishes, side dishes and desserts that can be made in a crockpot and you don't want to be caught empty-handed!
-Bread machine (My bread machine has been indispensible as I've prepared meals for my family in advance. You can set it to have the loaf baked at a certain time, even at 6:00 in the morning, having the machine work while you sleep. It's a must have!)

Prep Method:
1. Make sure you have all ingredients. You wouldn't want to break the sabbath in your attempt to improve the sabbath, now would you.
2. Make the cake balls.
3. Cut any fresh vegetables in advance in preparation for the tossed salad. Some vegetables don't do well cut in advance, like tomatoes or lettuce, but carrots, broccoli and cucumbers will do just fine.

Sunday Morning:
1. Place frozen or fresh chicken in crockpot, smother it with your favorite bar-b-que sauce and set the crockpot to high.
2. Place creamed corn ingredients in the other crockpot. Follow recipe instructions.
3. Add ingredients to your bread machine and set the timer for the bread to be finished 15 mintues after you arrive home from church. Technically, this step could also be done on Saturday night if you think you'll be short of time on Sunday morning. Imagine that...short of time on Sunday morning....pshaw!

Sunday After Church:
1. Throw together the tossed salad.
2. Set the table.
3. Take the bread out of the machine and baste with butter if desired.
4. Serve your meal.

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Melinda said...

That is an easy meal to prep. I don't have a bread machine but I have wanted one for awhile...maybe santa will bring me one. Have a good weekend!

Grammy said...

Sounds yummy I want to come to your house for dinner.
Have a great weekend

CompleteLee Blogger said...

Cool carnival idea. I have a crockpot with a removeable base that I just got done adding stuff to and placed in the fridge so that all I need to do in the morning is set it on the base and turn it on. It has become imperative for us to use Saturday as prep day since we have church at 8;00 now! Perhaps I can share that next week if it turned out well (experimental recipe). :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

To me the kitchen is the heart of the home and yours is AWESOME!! SO, I will NEVER get tired of seeing or hearing about your kitchen!!

Barb J. said...

I have two crockpots I use all the time, lol. I haven't tried crockpot creamed corn, though. And those cake balls do look delicious, I'll have to try them.