Had a wonderful "comfort" food dinner tonight. I tried a new crock-pot recipe and it turned out really well. So well, in fact, that Glenn had two helpings.
At any rate, we had Crock-pot Chicken and Noodles
, steamed spinach, iced tea and Mardi Gras king cake. Really satisfying and the king cake which was also a new recipe is most definitely a "keeper." Glenn loved it, too.
As for the chicken, I tweaked it a bit. Largely because I had to use some of the things I had on hand rather than the ingredients the recipe asked for. Instead of chicken breasts, all I had was one small one, but I had a few nice big thighs, so I added them to make up the difference.
I'd made homemade chicken stock over the weekend and had just enough for tonight's meal and, lastly, I thought there should be some notable flavor/herb to compliment the dish. To that end, I added about a half teaspoon of dried tarragon.
Okey-dokey! First, glad I used the thighs because using all breast meat would've been a bit too dry and bland. The homemade stock added another dimension but the winner was adding the tarragon. Will definitely make this again using my changes. Smelled soooooo good when it was cooking, too.