Yeah, it hasn't been a stellar Monday morning for me. It's colder than a witches teat here and I can't seem to get my thoughts together. I have lots of little picky-uny things that need to be taken care of (and yes, I'm ending that sentence with a preposition because I am just that lackadaisical this morning.)
My slacker tendencies aside, I stuck with my guns over the weekend and planned Crock Pot Sunday.
We had quite a bit of snow here on Saturday morning and it continued to snow during the day, so instead of going out for our special Saturday treat, I whipped up some meatballs and made spaghetti and garlic bread.
I had searched the interwebs last weekend to find a crock pot recipe with ingredients I felt the entire family would be likely to eat.
I found a recipe for "Creamy Chicken and Veggies". It's actually a very easy recipe because there are lots of options.
Basically, choose your favorite veggies: in my case I used baby carrots, red new potatoes and some onion.
Then, decide on the kind of chicken you want to use: legs, wings, etc. I used boneless skinless chicken breast.
After that, choose a "cream of" soup. I picked cream of mushroom. Alternately, you could use the "Simmer Sauces" made for stir fry, but I couldn't find any of those.
You put in the veggies, layer the chicken on top (I had 4 pieces), then put the "cream of" soup on.
Optionally, you can add garlic or ginger. I threw in about a teaspoon of minced garlic and towards the end, I added salt, pepper and paprika (just sprinkled a bit over top).
Do not add water, the slow cooking will retain enough fluid.
Put the lid on and that's it! Cook for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 on low.
Now, I must say that this dish didn't look very appealing at serving time, but it was very tasty and it will be put into the rotation of crock pot meals.
I'll add this to my The Glamorous Recipes site later on! :-)