My toughest critics

My toughest critics

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Roasted Chicken...Easy Peasy


NOTICE THE CHICKEN IS COOKED UPSIDE DOWN

This is the seasoning I had in my cabinet
Okay, I am really feeling like a CROCKSTAR today. I was a little nervous about cooking a whole chicken in the crockpot but I thought I would give it a whirl. I made up my own recipe and it was amazing...A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! So easy too.
Little Man-asked for more...this never happens...he must not have realized he was eating protein.
Princess-said "Mommie this is really good...seriously"
The Captain-after this afternoon's cheese dip (see below) and this chicken I believe he mumbled something about him not being worthy!

1 whole frying chicken (I used an organic one from Whole Foods)
3 apples (can be older or bruised)
1 seasoning package (see pic above)

Cut the apples in half and place the flat part on the bottom of the crockpot. Essentially you are building a base so the chicken does not sit in its own grease as it cooks.

Place the chicken on top (breasts on the bottom)

make seasoning according to directions and brush on. (You could also use Italian dressing)

Put in the crockpot on low for 3-4 hours or until the juices run clear.

Amazing fall off the bone chicken!

I served with baked potato, peas and homemeade carmel apple cobbler...YUMMO!

Game Time Cheese Dip



They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach....let's just say I got Captain's heart today! I threw together this game dip in no time and he is in heaven. Captain gives it two thumbs and a tongue up!




1 cup of bacon (you can cook your own drain and chop or be lazy like me and get the bacon crumbles in the salad dressing aisle)
1 cup half and half
16 oz. cream cheese
4 cups shredded cheddar
1 tsp. minced onion
2 tsp. worcestershire
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp salt
dash of hot sauce
french bread and apples or anything else you like to dip

put all of the above BUT the bacon and bread/apples into the crock. cook on low for 1-1.5 hours....must stir every twenty minutes or so. Add bacon and slow cook on low for about ten more minutes. Makes a ton...could easily 1/2 the recipe unless having company. ENJOY...GO BEARS!
recipe from Family Crock Pot Recipes