I love the responses to yesterday's Question of the Day...some where hilarious and the ones wanting a child just warmed my heart. We dealt with a decade of infertility so I understand wanting a baby in a box! ;-) I just have to say that I really enjoy reading all of your answers to the QotD everyday. Thank you for being so kind as to take a moment to share your thoughts! I, on the other hand, haven't had much time to respond in the same manor this past week. Please forgive me for not being able to browse your blogs as often as I usually do. I'll get back into the swing of things soon. I promise! To the new readers, THANK YOU for joining in on the fun here. Me loves you all!
OK, and for the best part of the day....FOOD...
I found this one on RecipeZaar and just had to try it....
1 1/2 lbs skinless chicken thighs, taken off the bone
5 slices bacon
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cups leeks, cut in half lengthwise and then sliced
2 cups fresh button mushrooms, sliced
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup apple cider
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 cups medium pasta shells, dried
--Roughly chop the skinned and boned chicken thighs into chunks and put into a food processor. Chop up the bacon and throw in with the chicken and then pulse until the mixture is ground up.
--Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the first tablespoon of Dijon mustard, dry onion flakes, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley. Mix up really well with your hands so that everything is combined. Form into medium sized meatballs.
--Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan and then add the meatballs and just brown them off. Put your crock pot or slow cooker onto high and transfer the browned off meatballs into the dish. Add the sliced leeks and mushrooms on top of the meatballs.
--In a bowl whisk together the chicken stock, apple cider, second tablespoon of Dijon mustard, tarragon and garlic powder. Pour mixture over the meatballs and then cook on high for 2 to 3 hours or longer on a lower setting if you are going to be out.
--Just prior to serving, cook the pasta shells according to the package and then divide up into bowls. Pour over the meatballs and broth and serve with some nice bread.
Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!
Deals for the day....
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I read in last week's comments on Slow Cooking Thursday that there was someone who didn't have access to purchasing a crock pot. Well, that's just a shame! I have a Rival and love it. Here you go...to anyone who doesn't yet own one and is looking for a great deal...
Rival 3-1/2-Quart Slow Cooker
List Price: $24.99
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This one is a whopping $0.05 off - lol So, it's not really on sale, but I think it's a good deal still. If you're looking to upgrade your slow cooker...
Hamilton Beach 6QT Stainless Steel Oval Slow Cooker
List Price: $40
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Oh and kids like to cook, too! My niece is having a 'Baking Birthday Party' next month. I put the coupon codes that I posted on Monday for PersonalizationMall.com to GOOD use and got her some adorable things to wear to her party.
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Total before sale & coupon: $31.90
NEW TOTAL with $5 off Coupon Code: $20.50!!
And last but not least, a BIG THANK YOU to Stan who gave me this fabulous deal...
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On Monday's post I had asked for
readers to submit their own Question of the Day.
This is the one I picked...
(Submitted by Em)
What is the one thing you would do
if there was absolutely no chance for failure?
go enter the GIVEAWAY I've got going on!