Casey Mullins of moosh in indy is widely known for her unintentional authenticity and honesty on topics ranging from antenatal depression, parenting, pregnancy, and nipple hair. Her ability to relate to others through difficult feelings, situations, emotions and experiences earned her the #19 spot on Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers last year. As the mom of two little girls, Addie, born in 2004, and Vivi, born in 2011, Casey finds some of her greatest inspiration, hope, fodder and embarrassment courtesy of these two wild and precious little people. More than anything, Casey believes in the healing properties of sunshine, the power of naps, the wonder of babies, the magic of birthday cake and the pure awesome that are cats.
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I am busy. Chances are you are busy too. I try real hard in my home to gather everyone around the table at night to eat, preferably a meal I cooked, but I’m not perfect. Sometimes frozen pizzas are deployed or jars of spaghetti sauce are called to duty. One of the greatest things I can do for myself is double up certain recipes (bonus if they’re easy) and freeze a meal or two for another day. Since my family is small (just the four of us!), often times dinners that serve 8-10 are just too much for us to finish off, so into the freezer half of it goes to save me another day.
One of the greatest multitasking ingredients I know of is rotisserie chicken, cooked to juicy perfection and nearly limitless when it comes to mealtime possibilities. Add in a few pantry or crisper drawer staples and you can have dinner in under 20 minutes. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to use chicken in; they freeze great, double easily and everyone in my family will happily eat them.
Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie — when done right — can be a transcendent experience. There should never be peas, there should always be carrots, and you have to have a crust on the top and the bottom (it's a rule, look it up).
Looking for a mighty tasty chicken pot pie recipe? Check out this one from Katie.
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