We did not get everything on our registries. We did, though, get a bunch of gift cards from our wedding shower. And the biggest fights we had after our wedding? Were about what we were going to get, off the registry, with those gift cards. We didn’t have enough to buy it all, so we had to prioritize. And since we pretty much don’t have much of anything, it was heated. During these conversations Kamel would balk at me and say, “We haven’t even USED the appliances that YOU wanted and that we got!!” OH ho ho… you want to know why? Because we were getting married, duh. I was a little busy, so I wasn’t really finding time for planning a baking-palooza, mmkay.
So last week I took Sarah‘s suggestion (easy peasy suggestion, my kind of suggestion) with the slow cooker (one packet of taco seasoning, two frozen chicken boobs, shred and house in tortilla, place in maw).
The same day I got my new ‘do, I popped these puppies into our fancy, clean slow cooker around noon, on high with 1/2 cup of chicken broth and a packet of taco seasoning that was on clearance at Target the weekend before.
Every once in a while I would flip them because … I’m a kitchen meddler. I meddle. I like to poke and peek and I won’t be stopped!
By 6pm they were luscious. Luscious chicken boobs. But! I had to run off and get my hair cut, so I put the Cooker on low and took off. We didn’t get home until around 730.The chicken was a bit dried out because the top parts hadn’t been kept in the liquid.
But it shredded up beautifully! And Kamel kept exclaiming “A REAL DINNER! WE’RE EATING LIKE GROWNUPS!” Hells yes we are. Appliances for the win.
A little salsa, a little cheese and we were good to go!
No veggies this time since I was still struggling to digest at that moment. But this week I have some veggie tricks up my sleeve involving zucchini and radishes and butter lettuce. Aww yeahh.
Overall, packet-o-taco-seasoning-and-voila-shredded-chicken was a success! This week when I make it again (two packets of seasoning for the win!), I’m going to throw in 1/2 cup of water on top of the chicken stock to keep the chickens a little more covered.
So, all ofyou with slow cookers! What’s the scoop? Hit me up with your tips and tricks. What are your favorite recipes? I know Maris has something involving pork chops we should all be drooling over, and my hair dresser said something about beer and stewed tomatoes, so I’m stoked to hear what else you got! Easy, warm, full meals with a very small amount of effort? Let’s be honest – I don’t cook any other way.