I do know how to do a few easy things -- like French Toast, egg salad and this pasta with tomatoes and feta that everyone (but my husband) likes.
The kids got Mike an oversized slow cooker for his birthday, but I have been the one trying it out. I've been looking up recipes, and I have tried a couple of them out --
but I have made this one three times now since everybody loves it.
I do have to mention, I also don't like to change things around too much. When I try a recipe, I follow it. I like to measure things and to be exact (might be why I enjoy baking...)
Mike likes to change things around. He wanted to add bell peppers to it, but I am sticking to this. He can try his bell peppers when he makes it!
I got this slow cooker recipe on eatingwell.com
But I even double this.
(we are are always feeding 7 people + another kid or 2 sleeping over on weekends)
Wine, Tomato & Chicken Recipe
- 4 slices of bacon
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced -- or chopped as small as you can to hide from the kids that say they don't like onions, but eat them all the time
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup white wine
- 1-28oz can diced tomatoes -- I've tried 3 different flavors so far, the one with garlic is good, but the plain one was too
- 1 tsp salt
- 10 bone in skinless chicken thighs
Cook bacon over medium heat until crispy.
*I don't even like bacon, but I add it
-- Oh and one of the reasons I don't cook... Mike watches me and is sort of antsy, wanting to just take over.
So I let him make up the bacon this time and chop onions. He was happy.
Put the bacon on a paper towel to cool and drain. Save about 2 tbsp of oil in the pan.
Add the onions and cook 5 minutes or so until they are soft.
Then put in the garlic, thyme, fennel seeds, pepper and the bay leaf and cook for a minute.
Add the wine and bring to a boil for about two minutes (keep stirring and all)
Add the tomatoes with their juice -- and then the salt.
Place the chicken in the crock pot and sprinkle on the bacon -- I do more than one layer, and have been just putting the bacon on top of each layer.
Pour the tomatoes, etc over the chicken and put on the cover
Cook 3 hours on high or 6 hour on low.
We eat it over rice and have never had leftovers!
We've got an hour to go ~