Do you realize we’re approaching Memorial Day weekend, which is usually a big beach & bbq weekend and we’ve only had like TWO days above 75 degrees. I’m starting to get seriously restless for some warm weather here. This weekend is supposed to be 50 degrees and rainy. Oh joy. Last year we were lounging on the beach on a 90 degree day in MARCH. Ok, I know that was a fluke, but seriously, we’re almost in June, HELLO SUMMER! Are you out there?? I would like to start wearing my flip flops please!!
Oh well, let’s just pretend like its summer and eat things like bbq chicken and cole slaw, or bbq chicken cole slaw…
Ok, I know it sounds a little weird. You want me to put chicken? In my cole slaw? But trust me, just do it! You know that you would totally scoop up a big spoonful of shredded BBQ chicken and cole slaw in a single bite if they were on the same plate so its really not that weird to just mix it all together and let the flavors have a little party in your mouth.
So I’ve pretty much retired the slow cooker for the summer, but I allow it to make occasional appearances when it wants to help me make things like shredded chicken or bbq ribs. In this case I made the shredded chicken in it by just cooking on low with some BBQ sauce and onions for about 6 hours.
So you have two options when you make this. Either make it the day before, let the chicken and cole slaw chill in the fridge and then mix it all together before serving. OR if you are looking to serve it the day you make it, you can just serve the bbq chicken on top of the cole slaw. I suppose you could mix it all together if you want but I’m not sure how a warm cole slaw would taste, for some reason I feel like it needs to be served cold. Up to you though! It’s your mouth!
Know what would be totally awesome? If the weather gods were just like “PSYCH! Got you! We’re little practical jokers up here and we told the weather men that its going to be crappy out BUT and we’re actually going to give you a long weekend full of gorgeous warm weather! Surprise!” Wooohooo! That would be awesome. Let’s keep praying, its not too late.
Hope you all enjoy your long weekend, no matter the weather. Hell, put on your snowsuit and rain boots and go puddle jumping, that’s what I’ll be doing up in the arctic of Massachusetts.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
The smell of fresh lilacs.
Are they not the most heavenly smelling flowers ever? I’m pretty sure I’ve creeped a few people out when they look out their window and see me in their yard with my head in their lilac bush. Sorry – I don’t have my own so I have to go get my spring lilac fix elsewhere. Share the love people!
I snapped this photo really quick because the garbage men were about to drive by. I don’t know why but I have this thing where I don’t like people seeing me take photos. How weird is that? I’m always snapping photos on my afternoon walks of random things but I always wait until no one is around to take it. Why is that? Strange right?