Monday, May 28, 2007

Easy Recipes

A couple of weeks ago Scott's 1993 Isuzu Rodeo died completely (the engine block cracked). So, having just bought a house, the last thing our already stretched budget needed was another car payment. We were a one car family for our first two years of marriage, but this will be the first time with kids in the picture. At least I am stuck at home in a house, right? Anyway, so I have decided to try and be a better stay at home mom/wife.
I am not a very competent cook, and I have a limited number of recipes that I feel comfortable making. Besides the fact that I hate being in a hot kitchen over a hot stove. I am totally a casserole person. Mix it, throw it in the oven and no need for side dishes. Unfortunately my hubby is not a big fan of casseroles, so I have taken to watching the food network channel. Rachel Ray is a bit overly bubbly, but her 30 minute meals show is amazing! I actually tried making one of her complete dinners (cooking five things at once) I ended up adding the wrong ingredients to the wrong pots, and burning two things. Scott, being the wonderfully patient and loving husband he is, raved over it and has even asked me when I will make it next. Anyway, I was talking to another friend and telling her my story and we decided to swap a couple of recipes. She gave me this amazingly simple, mouth watering recipe, and I just can't keep it to myself. So, here it is, and I hope everyone enjoys it!
Crockpot BBQ Chicken
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (as many as will feed your crew)
A bottle of Hot'n'Spicy BBQ Sauce (we love HEB's Texas Bold, but I know you can only get it locally)
Enough water to just cover the chicken in the crockpot
Add chicken, water and half the bottle of BBQ sauce to crockpot and cook on low for 5-6 hours. After it is done the chicken will just fall apart, my friend adds the rest of the BBQ sauce, but I didn't. I used the juice from the crockpot as a very liquity gravy. I also made mashed potatoes, corn, and rolls. The left over chicken is great for sandwiches as well. My mouth is watering just writing about it. I hope you love it as much as we did!

1 comment:

Heather said...

it does sound yummy! I think I should try it.