I’m the youngest of ten kids who are all extremely unique in their strengths and talents. My brother Lance, for example, has always been the adventurer and inventor in our family. Growing up when he wasn’t fixing up cars, he was busy inventing anything from solar powered lawn mowers to his successful Lizard Skins bike protection gear. He’s also a real life treasure hunter. When we were little he buried my mom’s wedding ring in our backyard in hopes to have a treasure hunt later (it’s still back there somewhere). Whether he’s digging 100 foot hole in the jungles of Costa Rica to find gold or following war veterans to Europe to find their buried treasures, he’s always got a story to tell. He even made an award winning documentary, LOOT, documenting some of his adventures.
Lance drinks straight from the faucet and is infamous for coming over to my mom’s house and going straight to the fridge to see what’s to eat before acknowledging anyone in the room. He’s a very loud and expressive eater. Do you remember Bill Murray in the movie What About Bob? That’s him. He might love food almost as much as I do.
The other night I felt like we had my brother Lance at our dinner table. My son Austin was going on and on about the meal I had made. “Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh this is so good. This is the best thing I’ve ever eaten. Oh my gosh this is tasty. Brock you gotta eat it, it’s going to be the best thing you ever ate. Oh my gosh!”
Christy’s Tip: When I’m planning my meals for the week, if I notice I have a couple recipes that need cubed or shredded chicken, then at the beginning of the week I cook enough chicken for the week. I usually boil it with some large chunks of onion and salt and pepper. Then you can just shred or dice it, and throw it in the fridge or freezer as needed. It makes those crazy nights a little easier.