Cranberry Chicken

I made this in the crock pot for dinner tonight. I got the recipe from the Crockin’ Girls cookbook. If you like chicken, like simple recipes with only 4 ingredients and have a crock pot, this just may be the recipe for you. Here it is, in case anyone’s interested.

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 16 oz bottle of Russian dressing

1 can of whole cranberry sauce

1 packet of onion soup mix

Spray the bottom and sides of the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Layer the chicken in the pot. I cut my chicken up into smaller pieces before putting them in to save on cooking time, but that’s not necessary. In a separate bowl, mix together the other three ingredients. Then pour the mixture on top of the chicken. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Since my chicken was cut up into smaller pieces, it was done in under 3 hours on high. Serve with rice or egg noodles or couscous. Enjoy! (:

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inspirational to-do list

I stumbled across an interesting blog today. Actually, it was the ABOUT page that I found really interesting. I read through it. I actually read the entire page. It wasn’t boring, which I found surprising, because ABOUT pages are often mundane, uncreative and lacking in all the juicy bits that readers really want to read about.

This man’s ABOUT page made me want to revamp my admittedly uncreative and (dare I say it?) boring ABOUT page to instead share the juicy side of me. Now, for some reason, I am thinking of Juicy Fruit chewing gum in its bright yellow packaging, even though I’ve never been a big fan of Juicy Fruit and I don’t very often chew gum.

After reading his page, I decided to revamp today’s to-do list to include the following: order that copy of Ted Hughes’ poetry that I’ve been meaning to order, pull out Bitches Brew (Miles Davis) and give it a listen, and give my cacti names. In addition to those fun tasks, I am also going to paint my nails bright green, try out a new recipe for tilapia and try not to drink the entire pot of coffee.