Sunday, January 12, 2014

Weeknight Yumminess!

We had the most yummy supper the other night.  I pulled out my trusty Crock Pot and filled it up for an easy weeknight meal which makes my life so much easier.  I don’t know about you but, for me, EASY is the key word on weeknights around here.  By the time I get home from work, I’ve been gone for eleven hours, am tired and have two kids to feed (every second week, anyway).   

Here is what I threw in: 

28 ounce can of diced tomatoes 
A little under half of that can filled with water then added milk up to about the two thirds mark 

Use a whisk to mix that up 

A couple of spoons of diced garlic 
Ground black pepper 
A dash of oregano 
A dash of parsley 
I have a Costco sized container of shallots so I diced up a couple of them but regular onion would be fine too 

Mix all of that up and add some boneless chicken thighs (I had about nine or ten) 

Make sure that the chicken is fully immersed and turn that sucker on low for the day! 

When I came home to that drool-worthy aroma, I added some frozen peas and left the cooker on warm to heat them through.  Of course, you can prepare whatever veggie tickles your fancy. 

The chicken came out so tender that we didn’t even need our knives.  My tomato sauce was fairly liquidy so, for those who like it a bit thicker, you can just add less liquid than I did.  I happened to have some naan bread (from the same Costco trip as the shallots) so I served it with the naan to dunk in the sauce.  This would go just as well with some noodles or rice. 

Something like this is so versatile that you can pretty much add any herb or spice you would normally put in your pasta sauce and make it your own. 

Happy cooking! 



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    1. It is yummy and my whole apartment smelled SO good when we came home! Not all my ideas work but well but this one did :)

  2. I see so many "easy" looking crockpot recipes out there-- I need to take the plunge! So far, the only plunge I have taken is to BUY a crockpot. But I stopped there...

    1. Oh please do use it! You'll wonder why you waited so long when you come home to that wonderful smell of supper already done