I haven’t posted in a while. It has been a busy couple of weeks. We finished staining the deck, painting the house, and mom had a total reverse shoulder replacement with bone grafting. Dinner has been healthy, but nothing really new and inspiring. Now I am going back to work after a week of vacation and I have to figure out how to cook healthy meals while I am not home home and mom can not help out. (My commute to work is about 1 1/2 hours each way. Also, we are short handed, so I am taking on more responsibility which means less time to putter around with cooking.)
So, for my first crock pot creation this past weekend I made a chicken cacciatore -esque dish. I served it over brown rice instead of pasta. All the veggies and herbs are from my CSA except for the celery. The recipe below was just a little too much for mom and I.
2 small-medium onions, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
2 – 40z boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 c. chicken stock
Arrange sliced onions on the bottom of the crock pot dish. Put the chicken breast on top of the onions. Place tomatoes, green peppers, and celery on top of the chicken. Pour the chicken stock over the top. Put fresh basil, oregano, and parsley sprigs on top. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Mom and I both enjoyed this served over brown rice.