My job on Tues. and Thurs. nights has me baking lots of goodies and bringing samples of them home to a happy Husband who loves good desserts.
In the four weeks since I started this we have made: cupcakes (with a Mango frosting from a Food Network recipe that Bobby Flay won a throwdown with) and a frosting with cream cheese which I personally adored, an easy apple streusal cake on the first night with real apples we peeled and cut ourselves, brownies (from a box and from scratch), fudgie cookies with walnuts that were yummy, a granola cherry thing that I Must make again sometime, a pineapple upside down cake that we donated to one of the Churches that we bake in (we got a taste and it was very good, although the cake was a little flat in inches, but their youth group apparently liked it very much!), a spice cake, and a bundt cake with vanilla and real chocolate syrup swirls! YUMMY, I know!!
The unfortunate thing about working essentially 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and then driving a long ways to get home is that dinner is a real pain to have ready and I am often hungry when I get home (I don't eat this stuff, mostly just bring some home for Husband!). So I got to thinking that I should use my slow cooker, and I didn't have a lot of time today to make something sooo this is what I did:
Chicken Legs in a Slow Cooker:
Yes! It is yummy and let me tell you how to do it:
I went ahead and defrosted chicken legs, with skin (only 10 cents a pound at our local large discount club)
and placed 5 legs in the slow cooker
with two cans of condensed Cream of Chicken soup (I used two, plus two cans of water, because my little book on slow cookers said the slow cooker should be filled at least halfway with whatever you're putting in, but it did seem too bad to have to use two),
a can of peas
and cooked the whole thing for 6 hours.
I had Husband put in green beans when he got home before me for the last hour
because my little book said frozen things should be put in last so they would not be soggy.
It was great! The chicken meat fell right off the bone, the cream of chicken made a nice broth, and peas and green beans added a vegetable!
This was a low cost way to have dinner at home and I was not grazing or eating things I should not at home. Vive the slow cooker and a little bit of work!:)