Saturday morning I put buffalo chicken in the crock pot. Isn’t making lunch on a weekend such an accomplishment?
After my favorite Saturday morning activities I went to the grocery store to get a few things for lunch and thought “we should go for a picnic!” I ran home, packed up everything for lunch, and called our friends John and Mindy to see if they wanted to meet us. They agreed! Isn’t calling a friend at the last minute and saying “hey-what-are-you-doing, do-you-want-to _____” and having it all work out just the best?
We had a picnic in Lafayette Park across from the White House. The weather was GORGEOUS. We had our buffalo chicken sandwiches, caught up, and then had a frisbee toss.
The next day was the 5k for Girls on the Run. When I got home we used the leftover buffalo chicken and made a pizza! Isn’t using leftovers in a different way so satisfying??
Between the 5k and eating a heavy pizza, I was kind of a zombie after that. Regardless, the pizza was delicious and the sandwiches the day before were yummy!
Here are the recipes for both. (Do I owe you because it’s been so long since my last what’s for dinner wednesday? post?)
Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
Make this buffalo chicken recipe in the crockpot.
When the chicken is finished, put it on some nice big rolls. Sesame seeds add a nice touch.
Serve with pickles, blue cheese, and maybe some potato chips.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Make this buffalo chicken recipe in the crockpot (or use leftovers from the sandwiches above).
Saute some about half a red onion, chopped.
Make a Pillsbury pizza crust according to package directions. After you pre-cook the crust it a bit, top with blue cheese dressing, onions, buffalo chicken, monterey jack cheese. Cook until the crust is done.
Top with watercress for a pop of freshness. Some chopped celery would add a nice crunch too!
What do you usually do for lunch on the weekends?
Have you turned leftovers into something special recently?
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