Frazzled

And that is what best describes me… for right now…

So this weekend I attempted to make a yummy chicken dish out of every tasty ingredient I could find in the freezer…. well Emme tried…

What went into the pot:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Box of Chardonnay (was not in the freezer)
  • Half a stick of butter
  • Carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes (were in the freezer)
  • Zucchini
  • Onions
  • Diakon Radishes (they are way too bitter fresh, but decent steamed)
  • Garlic (from the fridge)
  • Herbs de Provance (from the spice rack)

After cooking on High until chicken hit 175 degrees and remained that way for a bit (I don’t like raw chicken and my crock pot came with a probe), I declared it done. The vegetables had completely absorbed the lovely bitter off flavor of the raw diakon radishes, though the diakons themselves tasted a bit like squash. The broth and chicken were fine over plain rice so that’s how we ate it. Mr. Wonderful and I saved the chicken and pitched the veggies.

What to do with the broth? Beans…

Into the pot went 4 cups of mixed beans, 6 cups of water, a bay-leaf and a packet of sazon seasoning. It cooks on low overnight and you end up with slightly mushier beans than I usually end up with when cooked with just H2O… oh well they still taste good over rice.

What to do with the chicken? Use up some more leftovers…

I cooked up some dried pasta and put some Vodka sauce on half of the chicken for Mr. Wonderful and some Alfredo Sauce and Feta Cheese on my half. Was not too bad.

 

Moral of the story… we probably won’t be buying diakons any time soon.

Amanda

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