Posts tagged ‘meal routines’

January 9, 2012

nice dice

Is it wrong to feel complete joy upon finding a container of diced veggies in the freezer?  Planned happiness can be found when adding a little extra chopping to “regular” cooking time to freeze & save for another day.

Hubbie, “What does that mean?”

Me (giggle), “What do you think it means?”

Hubbie, “I have no idea.”

Me, “It’s chopped up veggies ready for making soup!”

Hubbie, “So, there’s no chicken or noodles.”  (shakes head & laughs)

“A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.”  ~unknown author

December 20, 2011

crockpot mondays

December’s dinner experiment.  Similar to “pizza Fridays” or “taco Tuesdays”.  These ideas simplify meal-time & add stability to chaotic evening life.  Now, I’m not a fan of being a stickler to these sorts of routines, but there are times when planning = lower stress.

Last night’s meal:  Curried Chicken Stew – tasty!  And, we have leftovers for another meal.  Two birds with one stone!  pow!pow!  Okay, actually, 4 birds.   Whatever.

  • trim the fat & brown 8 chicken thighs in 2 T. olive oil, 8 minutes
  • bottom of crockpot – 6 carrots in chunks, 1 onion in wedges
  • combine 1 can coconut milk & 1/4 cup curry paste, pour 1/2 of mixture over veggies
  • top with chicken, skin sides up, cover, low setting for 7-8 hours
  • pour remaining mixture over top, serve with cilantro, golden raisins &/or crushed red pepper

The recipe is from Better Homes & Gardens December 2011 magazine.  Go to BHG’s website to find tons of crockpot recipes. 

“I dream of a better tomorrow…where chickens can cross roads & not have their motives questioned.”  ~ unknown

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