Monday, April 14, 2008


Can you stand another post about my short-term bachelor-hood? It really shouldn't be that big of a deal, I do a fair amount of cooking and cleaning around the house on a regular basis. Probably not 50%. But it's not unusual for my wife to come home and find that I've cooked dinner.

So last night we ate the Chicken Creation from the CrockPod (CCCP - no wait, that's something else). I started it on Saturday, then finished it last night. I think stitting in the fridge overnight actually helped it.

As I go through the recipe, I'll tell you any changes I might make.

I began with 3 boneless chicken breasts. I put them in the crockpot and turned it on high. I then added a can of cream of chicken soup, filled the can with water and got the parts that stuck to the can. Salt & pepper. Then I found some celery in the fridge and added that. I wished I had some chopped mushrooms, but I didn't. I could have used mushroom soup, but that wasn't available. I thought about adding a chicken bullion cube, but hey, I already had two things with chicken flavoring.

I cooked it on high for about 5 hours. At that point, it cut very easily and looked cooked throughout. I let it cool for a while, then placed it in the fridge overnight (our crock pot is 2 parts, the heater part and a ceramic pot). Yesterday, I took it out and and put it back on the base.

After it heated up good, I added some milk and flour to add gravy. I realized, that I should have taken the chicken out, so better late than never, I put it on a plate and wisked the gravy to mix the flour thoroughly. I didn't measure either, it was probably about 1/2 cup milk and about 6 tablespoons flour.

I wish I had used less flour. The gravy came out too thick. Also, there's a kind of flour you can get in a round box that is realy well sifted. I think it's called Baker's Choice or something like that. Instead I used flour out of a bag and it just doesn't mix as well.

Anyway, I put the lid back on the crock pot to let it heat back up. (That's when the gravy thickened a little too much). While that was heating, I made Minute Rice (it lies, it takes 5 minutes). I follow the directions on the box, just added some butter (about 1/2 stick for 4 servings). I was going to make potatoes, but my wife doesn't like rice, so it was a good chance for me to enjoy it. I also made some mixed vegetables.

An excellent dinner and easy to make.

1 comment:

Ashley Beth said...

1/2 stick of butter for 4 servings! That's a lot! I think that means you better lay off the peanuts tonight.