Monday, January 21, 2008

Waiting for Excitement?

Aside from Buddy's birthday and the activities therein, it's been a pretty dull weekend. I got a call this evening from a good friend and she lamented that she was also bored out of her skull. I asked her if she'd like to go to Kroger. Well, you would think I'd just asked her if she wanted a million dollars.

Pretty sad when you get a thrill from a trip to the grocery store. But, my friend and I are middle aged moms and well, that sort of thing offers the same thrill as, say, a keg party when you're in college. We discussed lunch meats and mascara. It was all very exciting.

I woke up this morning slightly before 6 am, without the benefit of an alarm. I just "woke up" which was good because I had to get dinner in the crock pot. I threw that together and got back in bed until Sissy woke up around 8 am.

Crockpot Chicken Tortillas
4 (or how many ever) boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
1 jar/can of picante or salsa (whatever heat you like)
1 pkg of dry taco seasoning

Put chicken in crock pot. Add taco seasoning to salsa and pour over chicken. Set to high and cook for 8 hours. Shred and use in tortillas, enchiladas, etc. It's good with tomato, lettuce, frijoles, sour cream, cheese, black beans, black olives, etc. Dress to fit your tastes. Yummy.

The worst thing about this recipe was having to smell it cooking all day and wanting to dive headlong into the crock pot to eat it all.

This was a hit with my whole family - including Sissy who is notoriously picky with food. The best part is that there is enough left over for lunches the next couple of days! Mmmmmmmm.


  1. Oh, YUM!

    And FINALLY! A second crock pot recipe that doesn't involve cream of chicken/celery/mushroom soup!

    I can not wait to try this!

  2. Mmmm... the recipe is good, but come on you can't send some of it up to Ohio somehow?

  3. Oh, and I'm hearing you on the boredom thing. A nice trip to krogers with a friend sounds pretty good right about now.

  4. I will try this recipe for sure!
    A trip to Krogers is always entertaining for me...with or without a friend.
    I've never been arrested either...

  5. Ohmigawd, I make that same chicken! It's sooooooo good! I always add a pinch of cumin, too -- gives it a little something authenticly Mexican-tasting.

    I am so with your friend. Saturday, I was so bored and going crazy from having kids physically attached to me all morning that when I ran into some friends at EvilMart, I just about peed myself with joy.

    It's sad that we've come to this.

  6. A trip to Kroer? DId you happen to swing by the package store while you were out?

    I would have. ;)

  7. Tiff, we don't have package stores. Booze is sold at Rite Aid! I did pick up vino at Kroger, though! :-)

  8. See, now this is exactly why I do not cook. That crock would have been emptied just as soon as it started filling the house with it's delicious chickeny smells of goodness.

  9. ROFL! "Package store" is something I haven't heard since I separtated from the Air Force in 1991!

    I'm stil agog that you can buy booze at Rite Aid. Guess that's what I get for living away from WV for 25 years.

    I just call it what Dad does: "the Pop Shop".

    That recipe sounds great! I know I'd like it. David, not so much. But guess what? He'll see it this week. :)

  10. If you're going to post the recipe that I gave you, I at least deserve some credit and a giant thank you!!! LOL! So glad that you enjoyed it too.

  11. That recipe sounds like something yummy to try when my stitches heal!