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10 September 2009 @ 12:38 pm
Quick, easy, random recipes  
I can't take credit for inventing these, but the sources elude me at the moment.

Slow cooker chicken recipe
- Boneless/skinless chicken thighs, at least 6, diced or left whole (I leave them whole, but trim the fat off.)
- 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 15 oz. can red beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 jar salsa, mild or hot
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 medium onion, chopped (If you're feeling lazy, skip this.)

Combine everything in a slow cooker. (I put the raw vegetables down first, then the chicken, then the canned stuff.) Set that bad boy on low for 8 to 10 hours. Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, bread, whatever you like. Enough for a nice dinner and plenty of leftovers. I'm going to throw a can of black beans in too, next time.

Easiest, healthiest "ice cream" ever
Buy bananas. Wait until their skin turns spotty, then peel, slice, and freeze them.

Whenever you're feeling ice-creamy, break out a food processor. Chuck in one frozen banana per serving, then puree for a couple of minutes. Incredibly, the banana will break down into a smooth paste resembling frozen yogurt. Scoop it into a bowl and top it with whatever you want!

Obviously, if you don't like bananas, skip this one.

Any good recipes I should know about? Remy and I are big on preparing as much of our own food from scratch as possible.

// omg steelersSTEELERSSTEELERS tonight
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalks: stillersjo_mako on September 10th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
myron's revenge!
Miusheri: steeler_dorkmiusheri on September 10th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
LenWhale's goin' DAHN!

BTW, the drawing class did not pan out. Guess I will be an unedumacated schmuck for another few months. Hopefully another class will run in the spring or summer!
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalksjo_mako on September 10th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Len Whale's going Dahn indeedy! fucker...

Aw I'm sorry. (I was just teasing btw) I had an issue with a jewellery class that did the same thing. I wanted to hone up on some skills and nadda. =p
Miusherimiusheri on September 12th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
If it's any consolation, it seems like you are already really darn good with your craft- but I definitely understand wanting to practice and learn new techniques!
Purrsia Kat: wtgpurrsia on September 12th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
Def going to try the slow cook recipe. Thanks!
Miusheri: MGCentermiusheri on September 12th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Sure thing!

Even if you drain off all the ingredients as much as possible beforehand, it can be a little runny, but not ridiculously so. Use a slotted spoon to serve, and you won't even notice. Or, if you're like me and you love tomato soup, it shouldn't phase you a bit. Enjoy!