The Crazy Suburban Mom: Chicken in my crock pot, um...yesterday

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chicken in my crock pot, um...yesterday

I'm always on the look-out for new blogs to read and I found one the other day. I've been pouring through A Year of Slow Cooking and really like it. I like her recipes and she's really funny. Like really funny. Her newest recipe is called Sweet Mustard Roast (Beef or Pork) and it looks totally yummy but I especially like the part where she accuses her baby of sucking out her brain cells. Cracked me right up!

What got me interested enough to actually READ her blog was her Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken where she threw eight chicken quarters in a crock-pot (dry) and got tons of shredded chicken meat for all kinds of dinners later.

She found a sale on chicken quarters for 57ȼ a pound and bought a bunch. I, of course, commented that I couldn't even find a sale for 89ȼ a pound! Really, it's there go read it. Than promptly checked the Shop-Rite sale circular and whaddaya know? 59ȼ a pound leg quarters. How much do I love Shop-Rite about now and how stupid do I feel knowing that comment is on her blog forever? Live and learn and keep your mouth shut until checking the Shop-Rite sale circular.

Anyway, Stephanie - that's her name - was right. They came out great! Even going in dry. And they made their own golden chickeny goodness which became chicken barley soup a bit later on.

Have a peek inside my crock...


As an FYI - She skinned them first. I de-fatted the broth
later. I really like my slow cooker and am always looking
for new things to do with it. If you are go take a
look at A Year of Slow Cooking.

And in case you're wondering, she doesn't know me.
Doesn't know who I am, wouldn't know me if I was the
one fighting with her over the last package of 59ȼ
chicken leg quarters at the market - and sorry, Stepanie
but I would. Budgeting's a jungle.

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Leslee 1/15/10, 11:30 AM  

I LOVE that blog!!! I have gotten so many great receipes from her!

I am a huge planner, so cooking the chicken ahead of time is right up my alley.

Maureen 1/15/10, 11:41 AM  

I found that blog a few months ago but haven't looked recently. She was on ummm...I think it was Martha a little while back. She ws very likable.

I have a love-hate relationship with the crock pot. I like the convenience of throwing everything in together but I am kind of impatient with it.

Stephanie O'Dea 1/15/10, 12:42 PM  

Wow! I'm so glad that you are enjoying the site! I'm glad that the chicken worked out so well for you, and that you were able to find a good deal on the chicken parts.

Thank you so much for your sweet words, they made my day!

xoxo steph

Vonlipi 1/15/10, 1:08 PM  

Cool! I'll checkout that blog. I love new crockpot recipes!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 1/15/10, 3:29 PM  

Leslee - I'm with you! Planning is great!

Maureen - I have to have something to do in the mean-time :)

Stephanie - Oh thank you so much for the visit! That made my day! and wow!

Vonlipi! Me too!

shaine 1/16/10, 2:43 AM  

I'll check on that blog too. I want to try something new.

Debbie 1/16/10, 4:02 PM  

I love my crockpot! It is such a great invention.

mama-face 1/16/10, 8:05 PM  

Whoa, I just learned about 10 new things here. Thanks. I almost feel like cooking!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish 1/17/10, 11:03 AM  

Hahaha! I am sure she will forgive you for taking the last package! I will have to go check out that site, sounds yummy!

@eloh 1/18/10, 2:55 PM  

I need to go buy me a new crock pot.

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