Monday, July 14, 2008

Have You Hugged Your Crockpot Today?

I know I thank the good Lord every time I use my crockpot. It has never failed me. While looking out over the sea of food blogs out there, I noticed Stephanie's. She is the force behind A Year of Crockpotting . She's devoted 2008 to testing and tasting recipes using her crockpot. She's had some winners and some that weren't quite as good. She's even made her own cheesecake and her own crayons in her crockpot. In two words, SHE ROCKS! Let me tell you about one of the winners.

A few weeks ago, she prepared Vietnamese Roast Chicken. It was a fairly simple recipe with only a few ingredients. The odd one for me was fish sauce. Worcesthire sauce was the closest thing I had on hand. As I've mentioned before I like to make my crockpot meals at night, this was no exception. I woke up in the middle of the night wanting to open the lid and just inhale deeply. The scent was intoxicating. MJ and I were going to take this for lunch. It was sooooo good. We even had it for dinner. I used chicken thighs as I had those on hand and there were plenty. You would have thought we were a pack of wolves the way we attacked dinner last night.

Once I get Stephanie's permission, I'll post a copy of the recipe. BTW, she's famous. She was on the Rachel Ray show. Check out her site for a link to the show. Also, make sure you check out some of the fabulous recipes. And if you do it before the end of the week, you have a chance to win a new crockpot. Just leave a comment on the appropriate post to enter.

What are some of your favorite blogs? Do they revolve around organic foods? Vegan recipes? Gluten free lifestyle? Desserts? Or maybe the obscure? Let me know. I've shared some of mine. I'm also discovering new ones. As I do, I'll let you know.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YES, we did visit the north shore for shave ice! that will be in my next post. i loved oahu. i would love to go back .. and stay .. haha :)