Monday, November 10, 2008

ode to the slow cooker

I recently acquired a 3.5 quart slow cooker from a generous soul so I thought I would try out a "big" slow cooker recipe that I couldn't make in my small one. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco soup won because I had most of the ingredients on hand. My modifications included:
  • Chicken stock instead of beer
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 19 oz can of beans
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 12 oz can corn
  • 2 chicken thighs
  • no sour cream
It was delicious though I would add another can of beans next time, with nacho chips it certainly hit the spot.
In case you weren't aware flu season is upon us, and let me tell you some sort of stomach flu bug body slammed me last week. My meal plan went out the window and my husband was so glad I had made the Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup before I got sick.

My father-in-law is coming for a visit this week and we are very excited to see him. While he is here the boys are going to work on our Boler so I will be sure to have some delicious meals for them at supper time to thank them for their hard work.

With that in mind I am off to tidy up the spare room which means hauling boxes of clothing to the basement. A good time to go through my clothes to put summer stuff away and give away the stuff I don't need. Goodbye summer dresses, I will miss you...

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin with potatoes, squash and corn.


Chili and homemade corn bread

Baked Beans and Ham and homemade brown bread

Shepherd's Pie and salad

Perogies, sausage and salad

Cheesy Chicken and rice or homemade pizza

Be sure to head over to Laura's site for other great menu plan ideas


Micah and Katie said...

Sounds like a yummy week for you guys. Glad to hear you are up and feeling better. Micah has been sick for a week now. We are praying that he is better to go back to work tomorrow.


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