Monday, March 19, 2007

Maybe Menu

Monday night : Chicken Creole (recipe to follow as it is super-easy and tasty)
Tuesday night : The infamous Spinach pie
Wednesday night : West African peanut soup
Thursday night : I am going to go look for some fresh halibut.
Friday night : I'm finally going to re-test that recipe for Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Orange Sauce served with Couscous & Roasted Vegetables for Denise
Saturday and Sunday are anybody's guess right now but I'll probably aim for some more Seafood and maybe some Lamb and Potatoes.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Creole adapted from Cook Great Food by the Dietitians of Canada.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
19 oz crushed tomatoes or tomato puree
5 oz tomato paste
1 bay leaf
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp chopped garlic (or two cloves)
1 tsp hot sauce
(Sometimes I cheat and just use the Vietnamese chili garlic sauce - about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 cup chopped onion
Place all of the above ingredients in a large slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-2.5 hours.

Turn it to high (if you were cooking on low) and add the following ingredients and cook for 20-25 minutes.

2 cups chopped pepper (I normally go for yellow or green for the color contrast)
8 oz spicy smoked sausage, sliced (If possible I get half and half of mild and spicy Skremska but any smoked sausage will do. If it is not spicy, I just add more hot sauce).

I also added broccoli the last time around and it didn't seem to hurt it at all. I normally serve over rice. A quick easy meal, especially if you have a rice-cooker as well.

There are some Flame sock (v.2) pictures forthcoming as well as a new hat.

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Blogger Melanie said...

Um, can I come for dinner on Friday? Sounds yummy.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

Mmmmmm. I'll bet you could use a vacation to California! We have a well-stocked kitchen and I bet you'd feel right at home cooking! ;)

7:48 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Yummy! It's 7:35 AM and I'm wanting some already! Thanks for the recipe.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Crispy said...

ah yay. You got your softy. I'm glad you're feeding him, he must be hungry from his trip.

6:09 AM  
Anonymous george said...

Thank you so much for the softy...I'm trying to come up with a proper name for him and keep him out of Fimbul's grasps. I'm saving the chocolate to sustain me while I write my paper. I really liked my gift. thanks again.

10:17 AM  

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