Saturday, December 12, 2009

why'd the chicken cross the get into the crock with some apricot!!!

I'm going out tonight with some a good girls night out!

And since I love my husband...
or maybe it's because I love my crock pot...
I'm throwing dinner in the crock this morning so he won't have to do anything besides have the kids set the table and then clean up the mess that follows!

So a favorite ChambersMade recipe is Apricot Chicken...the apricot jam that we use is leftover from a huge batch that we made this summer off the tree out front, that the kids spent the morning on the 4th of July picking the fruit off of...

I'm not one of those bloggers with a huge country garden, an organic orchard, and my own free range chickens!  We have 2 fruit trees (3 in you count the mulberry tree that we HATE!  But then our plum tree didn't give us any plums this year, so I guess we're back to two, apricot and stinkin', mess making, bird pooping, mulberry) on our small plot of city land and we have no backyard, no chickens, no country brook meandering thru our land and no organic bee hives!
But I do have two VERY cute children and I will post pictures of them all over my blog until they are legally allowed to stop me!
So if you want the organic, gardening, chicken farming blogger you must stop reading this blog now...if you want some pic of two beautiful children continue!


Apricot Chicken
11 oz jar of apricot jam/jelly/preserves (whatever you want to call it!)
1 t dried minced onion flakes
1 T dijon mustard
1 T soy sauce
1/4 t ginger
4-6 chicken breasts
I used frozen breasts. Drop the chicken into your crockpot. In a small bowl, mix all the other stuff pour on top of the chicken
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, high for 4-6--if your chicken isn't frozen, your dinner will cook faster.

 Recipe Options:
*If you like your dishes with a little spice you can also add 1/2-1 tea of chili powder to the recipe, I want my kids to eat it so I don't add the chili powder

*You can make this same recipe with Peach Jam or Orange Marmalade
*If you have some fresh apricots around chop one or two up and throw them in
*serve with some sliced almonds and chopped cilantro on top to impress the guests or in-laws**!

Serving Options:
*White or brown rice
*Spinach Salad
*Corn on the cob


**I don't need to impress my in-laws because they're amazing...
and I'm not sure my father-in-law even eats apricots so I probably wouldn't serve this for them!

1 comment:

Linda said...

I've always liked these photos of the kids picking apricots. All the green leafy background and the bright apricots!!