It is a nice feeling to check things off the to-do list you made last night. So far today, I’ve made breakfast, gone to the gym, done two loads of laundry, put dinner in the crock-pot, mowed the yard, cleaned the bird cages, gave all the dogs a bath and put the pool up. I still have some cleaning to do and some lesson planning for work, but mostly my list is complete. I’d high five myself if it weren’t such a gay thing to do. I decided instead to check things off my list with a bright red Sharpie. I like Sharpies. It seems so permanent and real when you mark things off with a Sharpie…especially on your enemies clothing. I’m not ashamed to line my various colors of Sharpies in a row from brightest to darkest and touch them a little too much. I’m proud of them. In fact, I just may add “buy more Sharpies” to my list. There, I just did. I bet I have more Sharpies than you.
The dinner, I put together in the crock-pot, smells really good (BTW when I text my phone changes crock-pot to cock-pot…which is odd and sometimes embarrassing). Here’s what we are having for dinner.
Creamy Chicken and Potatoes (from Fast Weeknight Favorites for Good Housekeeping)
In 5 to 6 quart crock-pot, combine carrots, potatoes, onion and garlic. Arrange chicken pieces on top of vegetables. In 2 cup liquid measuring cup, with fork, mix chicken broth, cornstarch, thyme, salt and pepper; pour mixture over chicken and vegetables. Cover slow cooker with lid and cook for 8 hours on low. With slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to deep platter. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Stir in peas and cream into cooking liquid; heat through. To serve, spoon sauce over chicken and vegetables. (only has about 380 calories per serving…so you can have pie with this!)