Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gratitude + Recipe + Reminder

First, let me thank all of you for your positive feedback about Monday's post!!! I know that I still have time to get myself ready for the show but there are times when it seems like it's right around the corner and I won't be ready!! I need to calm it down! LOL!! I sincerely appreciate each of you that commented and please know that your positive words mean a great deal to me.

I am not a food blogger....I'm a food I don't spend a significant amount of time cooking fancy meals or taking pictures of my food :) With that said, I made the decision last weekend to plan a dinner menu for Tom and The Princess for the upcoming week. I feel like their meals don't need to be boring just because mine are! I found a crockpot recipe "book" (it's really a bunch of pages that I printed and have clipped together...) that I had stashed away and I chose a couple of receipes to try out this week.

The recipe I made last night was Chicken Paella. I didn't eat it but Tom & The Princess gave it a thumbs up and said I should definitely make it again. It was simple and there were minimal dishes to wash - who doesn't love that!?!

Chicken Paella

1 lb chicken thighs    *I used breasts since we didn't have thighs
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves minced   *I was lazy and used minced garlic from a jar :)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp turmeric   *I didn't have this so it was omitted!
1/3 cup frozen peas     *peas are not welcome at our house so I left them out :)
2 cups cooked white rice    *brown rice was used

Put chicken, broth, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, and turmeric in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours. Add peas and rice. Cook uncovered until peas are tender, about 15 minutes.

And before I sign off, I want to remind you to enter the Win A Jeff Binns Photo Shoot. The last day to enter is quickly approaching so get your entries in!!


  1. That sounds yummy and healthy! I'll have to try it!

  2. YUM! that looks good. I"m such a sucker for anything in a crock pot. lol