Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review Time!

While I was in Las Vegas last week, half of my CSN order came in.  There's nothing like coming home to presents!

On Sunday, I tried out the 3-piece pizza stone.  It came with the stone, a cooling rack and pizza cutter.  Do yourself a favor.  Throw out the pizza cutter.  Or do one better and save the money by just buying the stone, not the 3-piece set.  I'm pretty sure that the pizza cutter might cut play-doh.  Mine went directly into the trash.  And I didn't even cry about it.

I love the pizza stone.  I love having a clean oven.  The two go hand-in-hand.  Two thumbs up for the pizza stone (and two thumbs down for the cutter).  Call it a draw.

Today, I got to try out the slow cooker.  I've been nervous about it ever since Terry commented that she's heard that some slow cookers heat too fast and burn the food.  I shouldn't have worried.  My slow cooker has three settings: warm, low, and high.  That's all I need.  I don't need the fancy thermostat do-hickies.  Since I was running late this morning, I had RCC throw in the food this morning.  When I got home, dinner was done and fabulous.  Two thumbs up for the slow cooker.

I thought I'd share my favorite slow cooker recipe and why I love it.  I'm not sure if I've put this up here before, but I'm gonna do it again because I love it so much.

Shredded Chicken
  • Four frozen chicken breasts
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 jar 505 Green Chili
Throw in slow cooker on low all day.  Shred with two forks when done.

Why do I love it so much?  You mean besides being the easiest recipe on the planet?

It is super versatile. 

The first night, I serve it over rice or egg noodles.  The next night, I can take part of it, mix with sour cream and canned Stokes Green Chili, roll it up in tortillas, throw some cheese over the top and call them chicken burritos.  Or, add some frozen veggies, dump in a casserole dish and top with Bisquick for chicken pot pie. 

A friend of mine eats hers over mashed potatoes, which I've yet to try, but she assures me it's divine.

I love versatile left-overs - it takes the thinking out of meal planning.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Girlie - you should have sent that pizza cutter over here for Itty Bit's Play-Doh... he would have loved you forever.

Glad the pizza stone worked for ya! I think it's probably also a healthier solution than cooking on metal, no?

And slow-cookers... nearly idiot-proof! (As long as *someone* remembers that there may be a piece of plastic on the bottom of the roast.. ARGH)

Glad you like your presents!