I like to blog about Addie… she is amazing, but I realize that not everyone who reads this blog has a child with dwarfism- and even if you do, you need to eat as well! And so, I’d like to expand my horizons.
My sister is a resident of the fine state of Florida. Personally, I wish she lived closer, but I love when we get the opportunity to visit (or the idea is appealing, at least). While reading her posts on Facebook a few months ago, I came across a blurb from Babyourself, which is a magazine (BEAUTIFULLY published) available in the Orlando area to moms. Its focus is certainly about the area, but I showed interest, and even though I am quite out-of-state, they send me each publication. I LOVE it! There are awesome tips about parenthood, mom and baby health, sleep tips, beauty, fashion, and with all the sun care info, I know that I can plan for any vacation we take.
In the most recent edition, there is an article about the Top 10 Favorite on-the-go Products. I loved reading it (and Lord knows I wish they were having a Gucci Solo Tote giveaway, like the one featured on page 10)! There were some great tools in-between each of the pages, and the article was artfully placed throughout the magazine, offering great items that I never knew existed and giving me some great gift ideas for my new-mom sister (hello iPhone LifeProof case), and ideas on how to use gifts I’ve not used yet (mommy hook!).
Page 23 offered me just what I was looking for- GREAT dinner ideas. It was Saturday night and I had just seated myself on the bed after enjoying Dave’s day off (his only day off), scanning my new mag when I came across the Hamilton Beach 4 quart Slow Cooker.
That was what the item was (I have my own crock pot), but what caught my eye, besides the fancy pattern, was the recipe featured!
Slow Cooker Curry Chicken
Just mentioning it to Dave set his taste buds off. He was waiting for Monday night already!
I checked the freezer for chicken: Check!
Curry powder, cumin, paprika, salt and coconut milk: Check!
Peas with carrots (frozen): Check!
I needed broth and carrots…
I ran into Stop & Shop to grab what I needed… and came out with broth and milk. I had forgotten the carrots, but thankfully had frozen peas and carrots in the freezer. (I called Dave and he picked up couscous on the way home.)
I deviated from the recipe by using 4 large, boneless chicken breasts with the same amount of spices, ADDING 1/2 tablespoon of chilli pepper for a kick. Halfway through the cooking time I cut each chicken breast int large chunks. When there was 30 minutes left on the timer I added a cup of couscous to soak up the remainder of the fluid and cook with all the flavors. Because I used frozen chicken, I cooked for the same amount of time on HIGH instead of LOW.
It was delicious. There is even enough left over for Dave to take to work and for me to have lunch!
I am SO glad I found this magazine- incredible information AND amazing tidbits that got us out of our crock pot rut! Best part: Addie and I watched So You Think You Can Dance on Hulu while dinner cooked. Crock pot win!
The final project: