20 July 2009
Cheater Trifle and Apricot Chicken
Cheater Trifle a la Rowena
chunks of one microwave cake
fresh fruit (peaches, strawberries, blueberries, whatever flips your skirt)
pudding (french vanilla in this one, but chocolate strawberry trifle is also a favorite.)
Die of happiness. (Eat.)
Crock Pot Apricot Chicken and Brown Rice
Onion soup mix
Brown chicken in a frying pan on the stovetop (Don't cook, just sear the outside.) Toast the rice by cooking it in a little oil until it pops but don't let it get brown. Put rice in the bottom of the crock pot with 2-1/4 cups water per cup rice, throw everything else except jam on top. Cook on high four hours or low eight hours, putting jam in half-way through.
I tried this chicken recipe and was pleased with the results, though the rice was mushy for my taste. I'm not sure how to remedy that, except maybe shorter cooking time. I waited to put the jam until later because I was worried the sugar would burn, but it didn't have any trouble, so I'm thinking it could go in at first as well.
If you lack posting ideas, I could use a few new ideas for easy dinners that don't heat the whole kitchen to cook.