Lynn’s Barbecue Sauce
1 C chili sauce (or ketchup if you don’t have chili sauce or want something a little less zippy)
1 C water
½ – 1 C finely chopped onions (or use 2-3 T of dried minced onions – that’s what I do when I make this recipe for sandwiches)
2 T Worcestershire sauce
¼ C vinegar
¼ C brown sugar
2 t dry mustard
1 t paprika
Whisk all the ingredients together and throw over a couple pounds of chicken breasts in a roasting pan. Cover and cook at 350 degrees for 2 hours. You can also put it all in a crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken (or beef if that’s what you used) and remix with the sauce and serve.
I’ve made this ahead of time and frozen it until I needed it. Just add a little chili sauce or ketchup to it because the meat absorbs much of the sauce if it’s not used right away.
Claire got a little taste of the chicken and she liked it. She seemed to like her cake, too, but mostly because it was fun to play in. I can’t be trusted to just play with cake. Cake finds its way into my mouth quickly if I’m not careful. And yesterday, I was very careful. One bite is all I had. One very small bite. But before you think I’m a woman of iron will, I didn’t eat more than one bite mostly because the frosting had way too much fat in it. It lined the roof of my mouth like a film. If I’m going to indulge, I want it to be something I find palatable and not something that sticks to my palate.
And speaking of palatable, I found another something at Starbucks yesterday that will become a permanent part of my food repertoire. I’m probably the last person on earth to discover this, but I love, and I mean seriously love, their Skinny Caramel Latte. I’ve never had a shot of syrup in my coffee before and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. People blog about how they love sugar-free syrup, they post on message boards how much they love sugar-free syrup. Now I know why they love sugar-free syrup. It’s blog worthy and post worthy. It’s a very yummy way to get a dairy serving in, too. And you all know how much I hate skim milk.
So Claire’s first birthday will go down in my dietary history as the day I discovered syrup shots. Not a bad way to end my first year anniversary as Grammy Lynn.