Seasonal Sundays (Week 10) Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

I got y'r back, my friends. Because if you're ever or often tempted to pick up a rotisserie chicken, you already know it's a fine, fine supper saver. And then the fun begins, because what if you buy not just one but two ... and want to turn the second one into something entirely else. So here are seven everyday weeknight-friendly recipes I think you'll love, I know we sure do.

Seasonal Sundays, a weekly newsletter ♥, a seasonal collection of recipes and life ideas in and out of the kitchen.

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays ...

Hey, all. Thank you for following Kitchen Parade, for checking in on these Sunday recipe collections. It means the world to be welcomed into your InBox and RSS readers and most of all, your kitchens. So thank you, thank you. And if you like this week's recipes, perhaps you'll share them with a friend or social circle?

For many of us, this first week in March three years ago is when "2020" in all its fear and uncertainty really began. By the end of that New Definitely-Not-Normal month, I had zero memory of the first nine weeks of 2020, including a Florida trip that should have been more than memorable.

For the couple of weeks before, all the advice for my fellow bloggers and myself was to "not talk about it". Wow. How wrong that was. I was one of the very first to address that bit of horse-blinders, it's kinda interesting, if you'd like to take a quick look back. Remember those early days? even weeks? Gosh we've come a long way ...

About the Photo By Popular Request, a Little Insight into the Top Image: The first daffodil fronds appeared on New Year's Day, um, yes, months early. But now the daffodil fronds are thrusting sunward even as the first blossoms appear in sunny spots. Spring's early but ever so welcome.

In Praise Of ...

  • ... staying humble, thanks to dumb stuff in the kitchen, this week forgetting the flour for a new muffin recipe, recognizing the batter looked odd but explaining it away by being short on a key ingredient, shortcutting a technique. Luckily, I realized before they went in the oven so I scraped the batter out of the muffin tins and added the flour. Better yet, they were delish! Maybe an Easter recipe?
  • ... metal pie pans, if anyone's thinking of an upgrade before Pi Day, the crusts really do bake up more crisp and golden, as it should be. I bought a pair of these metal pie pans (affiliate link) at Thanksgiving and was very pleased. Pyrex and ceramic still works for My Favorite Graham Cracker Crust and similar crusts, however.

Democracy Matters

The country needs calm, thoughtful and assertive voices amid the chaos inflicted by a minority hellbent on taking/retaining generational power by strangling democratic principles and equal rights. None of us have to personally change the world. We just have to do our part. Pick one thing for the top of your To Do List this week.

Fox Not-News lies. On purpose. Knowing it lies. Over and over and over. It lies so often that watchers believe the repetitious barrage of lies. To keep viewers hooked. To protect its revenue sources. To curry favor with the far right. To remain relevant. The Tucker Carlsons know it. So do the father/son Murdoch owners.

But we are NOT without power to suck Fox dry.

A new team of organizers have created a way to do something about it, one advertiser at a time. Sign up for Check My Ads for a daily email with one quick method to ask big-name advertisers to stop funding an organization that's actively and knowingly undermining democracy. (That's .)

We remain helpless only when we choose inaction.

Just Fun, Pure Fun ...


My Chicken Noodle Soup ♥, meaty and noodle-y with a special technique to plump up just a few noodles. Low Carb. High Protein.
  • THE RECIPE My Chicken Noodle Soup The way I make it, meaty and noodle-y with just a few noodles.
  • ANOTHER TAKE Hamburger Soup A hearty soup with chunks of meat and a cornucopia of bright-colored vegetables.

Chicken Salad for Sandwiches ♥, simple, fresh, useful. WW Friendly. High Protein.

Chickpea & Chicken Salad ♥, notched up from the mundane with chickpeas, olives and Indian-style spices in a yogurt dressing.

Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad Plates, another Quick Supper ♥ No cooking, just assembly. Summery and adaptable.

Chicken Greek Salad ♥, it's a Greek salad with chicken, extra easy with a rotisserie chicken.

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas ♥, a quick-quick way to get a green chile fix without spending hours in the kitchen.

White Chicken Chili ♥, spicy-but-not-too-spicy, just chicken, spices, chilies and white beans.

A collection of recipes using rotisserie chickens ♥

Looking Ahead ...

  • Fridays During Lent - Friday Fish
  • March 12 - time change
  • March 14 - Pi Day
  • March 16 - St. Urho's Day
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • March 20 - First Official Day of Spring
  • April 9 - Easter
Friday Fish ♥, a collection of simple fish recipes for easy dinners.
  • THE COLLECTION Kitchen Parade's Fish Recipes, many Quick Suppers, many healthy meals.
  • AND ANOTHER Kitchen Parade's Seafood Recipes including shrimp, oysters, lobster, crab.

On My Mind ♥, preparing for the spring time change.
  • The spring time change happens next weekend! "Be ready."
  • It's been so nice, waking up to morning light. The OCD part of me wants to look up exactly when it'll be that light at 6:30am again.

Recipes for pies, tarts, crusts and more ♥

A collection of Finnish recipes ♥
  • THE "HOLIDAY" What, you've never heard of St. Urho's Day?! Finnlanders aren't letting the Irish have all the fun! !
  • THE COLLECTION Finnish recipes

Recipes for St. Patrick's Day ♥, including green food.

Easter Ideas & Recipes ♥, from Hot Cross Buns to Twice-Smoked Ham.

Looking Back ...

A Quick Peek Into a Real-Life Kitchen

Just so you know, everything's not all pretty pictures around here, in the background is a pile of dirty dishes. And just like many (all?) of us, come five o'clock, I too draw a blank about what to make for supper, despite so many recipes I so dearly love. Here's a quick peek from the last week.

Light 'n' Easy Chocolate Pudding ♥, just five ingredients so perfect for weeknights or late-night chocolate attacks.
  • THIS WEEK Broken arms call for pudding, right? I made a double batch of an extra-rich version of this chocolate pudding when one of the twin grandsons broke his arm in two places diving for a football at school. Oi vey. Pudding helps.
  • THE RECIPE Light 'n' Easy Chocolate Pudding Sweet and satisfying but won't ruin your diet.

Just Updated!

DIY Spice Blends & Homemade Seasonings ♥, made to order, mixed to taste.

Something to Read

If anyone's wondered why I haven't shared a new book or two or three in recent weeks, credit (blame?) The Deluge, Stephen Markley's 2023 book, a harrowing look at climate change.

Suffice it to say, The Deluge is a remarkable book.

First, it's one verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry loooooooooooong book, almost 41 hours in the audio version, that's 4x most books.

Second, The Deluge fits that genre of "speculative fiction" but oh my, do the present-day fiction read like real-life present-day headlines. More than that, the "tipping point" is both sooner and more horrific than all of us might have ever imagined. Most everyone we know, right? will still be alive in 2036, a mere 13 years away.

This length of time feels especially compelling to me, since the twin grandsons and my nephew's oldest are all 13 years old. It was like, well, almost yesterday when they were born. And that means that 2036 is, well, tomorrow.

The Deluge is fiction. But it's based on climate-change science, climate migration and climate economic/scientific mitigation practices and I found all of it, even when the book dragged a bit in the middle when people and policies were all subject to much wrangling, compelling.

If you fear the inertia of global institutions; if you feel helpless in the face of extreme drought and storms and fires; if you ever wonder how it'll all end, well, there is no salve here.

And this is just the beginning ...

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