Monday, November 8, 2010

Warm fuzzy.

Today I love my crock-pot.

Not so much because of the really pretty red color (thanks Rustin!) but because I really love it when five o'clock rolls around and I have already prepared food.  It really makes my day.  I should do it more often.

One of our current favorites:

Creamy Italian chicken
8-9 chicken breasts (frozen)
1 package cream cheese
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 envelope of dry Italian dressing mix
A bunch of sliced carrots

I mix the soup, cream cheese (warmed in the microwave) and dressing mix together and pour it over the chicken and carrots.  It's done in about 3-4 hours.  Not too long or the chicken gets tough.  
We eat it with rice--I am currently obsessed with medium grain 'sticky' rice.  I buy the big bags of Calrose rice at Costco.  I don't have a rice steamer so I just cook it in the regular rice maker.  It's not truly sticky but we still love it--it's sticky without being mushy.  The perfect rice amount for us--3 cups rice and 4 cups water.  Sometimes I use 4 cups of rice with  5 1/4 cups of water.

I need some more crock pot recipes.  Any great ideas send them my way!


sariah said...

I always get that rice at Costco too! I have to try your recipe because I love using the crock pot but it's hard to find a recipe that tastes new and different. We love doing a pork roast with cilantro, onions, cumin and hot peppers and spices. Cook until tender and then eat taco style with sour cream, lettuce, salsa, etc.

Juli said...

Yum. I'm going to try this recipe today. We dont have dry italian here though, so I'll have to improvise somehow.

My favorite thing to cook in the crock pot is chili. I'll send you the recipe. It tastes just like Wendy's.

Juli said...

I had my mother in law bring me italian dressing mix, just so I could make this recipe. It was awesome. Everyone loved it, including Abby, who won't eat anything. Thanks for sharing.