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Old 01-10-2006, 12:34 PM   #11
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I cooked a chicken in the crock pot yesterday
Shannon, how do you cook your chicken in the crock pot? Any tricks?

It's pizza night here. The local pizza shop has a Tuesday special where you can get a large plain pizza for $5.95.
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Old 01-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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I know it's early, but I have to get an early start to my day. I pulled out a round steak that I'm planning on cutting into stew meat and starting a beef stew later.

Of course, I haven't made a beef in ages, so I'm going to do a little digging for what else goes into it. I know onions, celery, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper, beef stock, potatoes, and I'm planning on adding some barley, and maybe some corn.
Last week, I did almost exactly what you're doing today. Funny thing is, I added barley too. I love the stuff, the consistency and the flavor it gives to so many different dishes. Reminds me, today I must buy more barley as I have about 2 T left in the bag.

Tonight my meal will be chicken of some sort. (Unless I go to Albertsons and get the cod on sale in the fish market. I saw it last week and didn't buy it but should have.) No, I must be a decision maker so it's chicken tonight for sure. I just watched "Floyd in Med" on the Travel channel as I tape him everyday. He did a curry/spicy chicken with coconut milk and chick peas and lot's of lemon. I think serving over rice is the best thing and I have a pot of brown rice cooked and ready to eat in the frig. I love the Mediterranean lavash or whatever it's called. That flat bread that is bendable. DH doesn't like it but I may buy it anyway for tonights dinner. Dessert will be hot home made ginger bread cake with mom's drizzled Myer lemon warm thick sauce over it and a small dollop of vanilla whipped cream.
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fried pork chops,mashed potatoes,fresh corn &corn bread...
tomorrow I am doing the chicken in a pot thing... post more on that tomorrow... :)
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Old 01-10-2006, 05:18 PM   #14
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Shannon, how do you cook your chicken in the crock pot? Any tricks?
I just spray with cooking spray, and throw it in on low for 8 hours! I was going to bake it on Sunday, but was unable to, so it also sat in a brine for about 24 hours prior to cooking. I tried to lift it out of the pot when it was done, and it just fell apart! I saved the juices and will skim the fat off to make the sauce for dumplings and also gravy! yum yum! I have heard the trick of setting it on foil balls if you don't want the chicken to rest in the juices (kinda soggy), but I am just going to shred it.
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I had the exact same meal as yesterday, because it was so darn delicious! But I'll make something different tomorrow. Variety is key, I think, when you're trying to eat really healthy.

Licia, your meatballs sound awesome! What's your trick for making them better than Ikea's?
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Allen,
As you know beef stews come in all sorts of flavors - from
allspice to lemongrass and curry, oregano and cilantro, added green chilis, mushrooms, potatoes, bacon, stout, dark ale. We're having a "ranchero" beef stew for dinner tonight and I use oregano, cilantro and cayenne peppers from our garden on this one.
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My son and I made a chocolate mousse for dessert, he got mixed up on the cocoa and added a cup instead of 1/2 cup. Needless to say, VERY rich and chocolatey!!
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:59 PM   #18
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Since I worked til 1 then had Ethan til 4, we had easy easy Rib eye steaks cooked on high heat in a salted cast iron skillet, baked potatoes with butter,sour cream and thin sliced green onions, artichokes and wedges of iceberg lettuce with a creamy blue cheese dressing..No dessert, no time
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Curious... I often salt the skillet, too, rather than the food... Do you?

I also add garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and chili powder (nice color) to the heating oil... seems to make a nice crust.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:14 PM   #20
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Curious... I often salt the skillet, too, rather than the food... Do you?

I also add garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and chili powder (nice color) to the heating oil... seems to make a nice crust.
Usually only with steaks and indoor burgers..My dad taught me this as a kid. get the pan really hot add the salt wait a little then put in the meat..I love it like this sometimes even better than grilled.. I do put some salt in the pan when I do certain veggies like green beans and broccoli, then I add the butter or evoo, the seasonings I usually wait, I do have to watch it with garlic fresh and powdered as well as onion, otherwise I 've been known to cremate them

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