Google The Unplanned Homeschooler: My kids are addicted to McCormick seasonings

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My kids are addicted to McCormick seasonings

I made Mexican crock pot chicken and a pot of brown beans for dinner tonight because I knew I was going to be busy with the Build Your Bundle - Homeschool Edition sale for much of the evening and I wanted something easy. We had to run out for a bit in the afternoon, so I set the beans on simmer and when we got back, the house smelled just like our favorite Mexican restaurant. The onions and spices in the chicken filled the air with such a savory aroma, anchored by the heavy scent of the simmering beans.

It took no time to shred the chicken and turn it into enchiladas. My son ate three plates full, but he's 14. He can handle it. I joked with the kids, saying, "I'm a GOOD cook!"

My son replied, "Grandma says her mom was a good cook, too."

I agreed, "She was!" And then I noted that she used McCormick, too.

McCormick seasonings are kind of a thing around our house.
The kids are addicted to them. They can't get enough. And the McCormick spice blends are my secret recipe for much of what I cook. Well, not so secret anymore! Here are some of our favorites. You can see, the Garlic Pepper seasoning is nearly empty, because we had burgers twice in the last two weeks and that's what makes my burgers so delicious.

The Rotisserie Chicken seasoning is my daughter's favorite. She loves it so much, sometimes she begs me to make a pan of roasted chicken legs. I never roast chicken without it anymore, and it really does give chicken the flavor of a rotisserie bird.

Tonight, our crock pot chicken was made with the Mexican blend of spices. I sprinkled chicken breasts generously with the seasoning, and cooked them in the crock pot with an onion and a can of diced tomatoes. Yummy! When the chicken was done, it shredded easily with forks, making the perfect enchilada filling.

I guess I'm raising a fourth generation of McCormick cooks, so I hope the company never goes out of business. I don't know if we'd know how to make anything without our secret ingredients!

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