“What ever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening T.V.
You miss your old familiar friends, waiting just around the bend.
Everywhere you look (everywhere) – There’s a heart (there’s a heart) – A hand to hold on to.
Everywhere you look (everywhere) -There’s a face of somebody who needs you.
When you’re lost out there and your all alone.
A light is waiting to carry you home. Everywhere you look.”
I apologize in advance if you are singing that the rest of the day. Yes, the good ol’ theme song to one of the greatest sitcoms ever created, Full House. It was a favorite show among my sister and I growing up. We would rush home, take a break from what I’m sure was our grueling studies, relax and enjoy every minute of this show. Lucky for me, our oldest also has a love for baby Michelle and the rest of the gang. We are now proud owners of seasons one, two and three (don’t be jealous). I’m sure Payton would loan them out any day now. I must admit, they aren’t quite as cool as they once were, but it isn’t nearly as painful as watching some of the other shows we could be. I don’t complain, it takes me back to the days of washed out jeans, scrunchies, and big bangs. The good ol’ days! The other evening we were watching an episode which gave me inspiration for this beauty. Joey and Jessie had forgotten to make super which was suppose to be buffalo chicken wraps. And voila super was determined! See how easy this meal planning thing could be? Always watch and listen to what others are eating. It is a great conversation starter, or maybe only for food nerds like me. Others may think it is weird, but it’s true, inspiration can pop up anywhere. Even watching episodes of Full House. Hopefully this recipe made the countless hours of watching Full House worth it. Did I mention you can win his heart with food? Either way, this homemade Buffalo sauce was delicious. Like scraping it out of the pan with a spoon delicious. You guys, homemade condiments and sauces is where it happens. The bing, bang, boom of the recipe lies in the sauce, marinade or condiment. And what seems like so inconvenient is actually quite simple and so very satisfying. Plus, condiments tend to be full of nasty preservatives and fillers like MSG, food colorings, high fructose corn syrup, lecithins, soy, etc. In fact, condiments could be classified as the one category of food that is the most processed and one of the easiest ways to get excess sugar in your diet without even knowing it. They add up, quick. The good news, all of this could be easily avoided with a saucepan, spoon and a few ingredients. You can do it, I promise you! Plus, you will have amazing leftovers and you know how much I like leftovers!!
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 4 Tbsp vinegar
- 8 Tbsp butter
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper (add more for more heat)
- ½ tsp chili powder
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1-2 cups chicken broth
- Lettuce leaves
- Your favorite homemade Ranch dressing
- In slow cooker add chicken breasts and broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
- Remove and shred.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and mix in vinegar.
- Add remaining ingredients stirring constantly until simmering.
- Turn off heat and add shredded chicken and mix well.
- Place in lettuce leaves and top with homemade ranch dressing.