Sunday, October 31, 2010

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

I don't know about you, but I've seriously been missing a good blog hop! With that in mind, take a look at this thoughtful stamp set called "A Little Thanks". It's the Stamp of the Month for November and the stamp set we'll be using at my next workshop on November 19th. It's only available this month. Ask me how you can get it for a discount or even FREE! See what creative things have been made with this stamp set by following the blog hop by clicking HERE

Friday, October 29, 2010

Crock Pot Coq Au Vin

I don't know if this picture turned out as well I hoped, but the recipe did turn out pretty good. Now keep in mind, this is NOT like Julia Child's Coq Au Vin! No big labor of love recipe like that! (By the way, I really do want to try to make her version this winter, just need to set aside a day for it). I used frozen skinless chicken thighs from Costco (didn't brown them) & a Lipton Onion Soup mix - need I say more about being easy? I thought it tasted good & my husband did to, so here's the recipe:

Crock Pot Coq Au Vin
Nonstick cooking spray
3 lbs chicken thighs, skinned
1 envelope beefy onion soup mix
2 cups quartered mushrooms
1 1/2 cups frozen small whole onions
3 medium carrots cut into 3 1/2" sticks
1/2 cup dry red wine (isn't Burgundy what the French use?)
Hot cooked mashed potatoes (optional)

1) Lightly coat an large skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat & cook the chicken thighs until brown. Drain fat.

2) Place chicken thighs in a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with dry soup mix. Add mushrooms, onions and carrots. Pour wine over mixture in cooker.

3)Cover & cook on low heat setting for 5 to 6 hours; or on high heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes if desired.

Has it really been more than a month?

I can't believe my last post was over a month ago! Bad blogger!!! I could come up with a load of excuses why...mostly illness...both of my kids & myself have been sick for weeks! Then I was in Maui for a week (and the week before that was CRAZY!) SO! Hopefully I can get back on track! I'll be posting something for real in the next day or so, so please forgive me for my neglect!!