March 11, 2012

Good Eatin!

Good evening everyone!  I hope all of you have had a good weekend.  I am adjusting to the time change today. **YAWN**  Losing that hour of sleep last night has caught up with me this afternoon! It has been a rather quiet weekend here thankfully.  Nana, Darbee Rae and I visited a local prim shop yesterday and found a few unique items I will share in a later post.  Today was worship services and a hair cut in the afternoon. ;)

I found a new recipe last week on Pinterest and decided to try it out. 
It is called Slowe Cooker Coke Chicken.  You can find the recipe here.  You really don't need the's SUPER simple!  It turned out pretty good!  Next time, I probably wouldn't add so much lemon, but if you want a tasty super easy supper, here ya go!

I just LOVE the crockpot liners.  I will NOT cook without them. 
First, place a whole chicken in the crockpot. 

Cut one onion and one lemon into small pieces. 

Place the cut up pieces of onion and lemon on top and around chicken.

Pour one 18 oz. bottle of barbecue sauce over chicken, onions and lemons. 
Use the entire bottle.

Next, pour a whole can of Coca Cola on top.

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Here it is all done and ready to eat!
The chicken will fall off the bone. 
Super easy!!

I hope all of you enjoy!

Oh...and guess what I learned last week thanks to my mom?

Don't look too close.  You will see many mistakes as this is my first attempt at punch needle.  I am so excited to learn.  Mama drew me a carrot just to practice on. Ha!  I am excited to learn.  It seems like a lot of fun.
Will keep you posted on how that goes. 

I am keeping up with the "real life" pictures and still taking a few here and there.
I have a new camera lens and several new gadgets that I can't wait to "play" with!  I am so excited about them.  I just might have to do a spring photo shoot with Darbee Rae soon!

Doesn't she make that sucker look yummy? 
Thanks Aunt Maudie!

This photo takes me back to my childhood.  It brings back so back many memories!  This is my dad (Papa) letting Darbee Rae help him put together a new computer table for me.  He is so patient with her and lets her help him often.  She enjoys going out to his workshop with him and "build."

Darbee spent Friday night with her cousin Zack and his cousin Matthew at Kakee's.  They built a huge fort and had the best time.  She was just as big as they were! Hehe.

I love this one of my sweet girl!

She brought me a flower!
Memories I will cherish forever.

Goodnight dear friends.  I hope all of you have a wonderful week.


  1. Love her smile!
    That chicken looks so good.
    My son used to love building forts too!
    Grand paws best girl!

  2. Beautiful pictures of treasured memories!
    The chicken looks yummo.
    I too love building forts with my granny's.
    Hugs Trace

  3. Chicken looks yummy,and it so happens I have one thawed for today.I hope to try the punch needle soon too.Building blanket forts sounds like fun.Darbee adorable as always.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. That fort brought back memories of my own kids making forts. We are under our first tornado watch for the season..til 3am. Take care, Janice

  5. Well of course Papa lets her help! Why not?lol I made biscuits at Amanda's and Andrew cut out every one and placed it on the baking sheet. Did she spend all night away from you? Love the pictures Holly,She is a doll.

  6. I think it is in the handbook for good Poppas---grandchildren must learn to help by their example!
    She is a cutie and her Papa is definitely loving having her there at his side!
    Not so sure about BBQ on chicken but the lemon and onions sounds good! I have a recipe for a Coca Cola crock pot ham. I bet your chicken was delish if it was anything like the ham!

  7. Great pics and that chicken looks yummy! My dad always had time for me and then for my girls. Such wonderful memories and such great teaching, I learned to fix all kinds of things!