Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 27, 2012

We find ourselves at the end of the week again!!!  This week we only tried one new recipe, but everyone enjoyed it!  We also made an old favorite, so I've included that here as well.  I didn't plan it, but both are slow cooker meals, so if you have some busy nights ahead, perhaps you'll want to give one of these a try!

Crock Pot Jambalaya has been a favorite of ours, and I have shared this recipe with different friends over the years.  It is fairly spicy if you use the ingredients as listed, so keep this in mind when you are preparing it for your family.  I enjoy the level of heat, I don't think it is too spicy, but you might want to scale back that cayenne until you try it.

The slow cooker meal that worked out this week was a whole chicken in the slow cooker.  I hadn't done that before, and at the end of the cooking time it was really falling apart - to the point that it was a bit tough to remove from the crock!  But cooking it as a whole chicken helped the "juiciness" factor - we sometimes find chicken in the slow cooker to be a bit dry.  I also cooked it breast side down to ensure the breast meat was in the cooking liquid the entire time.  The recipe called for 8 hours on low, but we took it out at 7.5 hours, and you could probably take it out a little earlier too if your timing worked out.


Tried and True
Crock Pot Jambalaya

New Recipe
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

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