I honestly have no idea how moms with more than 2 kids manage to stay on top of everything, because I feel like I never get a moment to take a breath with just the 2. As the spring sports schedule gets into full swing,
I find myself filling the crockpot a couple times a week to make evenings easier. The other evening we had a simple no fuss Orange Chicken.
Nothing could be easier. I started by browning my chicken thighs in a skillet. While the thighs were browning, I chopped up an onion and a half a dozen carrots.
The onions went into the bottom of the crockpot. I added the browned thighs, carrots, some salt & pepper, a smidge of asian 5 spice powder, 2/3 cup of orange marmalade, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tbsp of tapioca flour. I let that cook away on low all day. Crockpot meals are generally done in 6-8 hrs on low or 4-5 hrs on high.
Crockpot meals are especially nice when you've sat in the rain for 2 hrs in 35 degree weather on a cold metal bench watching your son's team lose. Speaking of lacrosse, the team dresses up for away games, and here's the pic I snapped this morning of my man child who wears crazy lacrosse shorts & t-shirts in the middle of winter(he was heading out the door and wouldn't pose for the pic.)
Thanks for popping in and crockpot cooking with me. I'm linking this up to the Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
|The bookcase we built here is surrounded by stuff ready to head out of the house when it's not prettied up for company.|