I made this chicken in the Crockpot and it was really, really yummy. If you eat chicken, give this a try:
1.25 lb. all natural or organic chicken breasts (doesn’t have to be exactly 1.25-just what I had)
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup all natural bbq sauce (I use Trader Joe’s-without high fructose corn syrup!)
1 heaping cup cranberry sauce (I used leftover homemade sauce)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients in Crockpot and cook on high 2.5-3 hrs (depending on how hot your crockpot gets). I served over brown rice and a side of roasted green beans.
Roasted Green Beans
Spray pan with oil. Place frozen or fresh green beans on pan (I really like TJ’s frozen organic green beans) and spray with a little more oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. I cook in toaster/convection oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Mmmm so good.
Thought you might like to see the stockings Joe and I made. He made mine, and I made his. Joe sewed them together because I am so not into that. Want proof?
Here is mine that I made for Joe:
Please excuse my horrible letter cutting. There is a tool belt that says “Mr. Fix-it” and I made the snowman with a hammer in one hand and a snowball in the other. Those are a pair of pliers on the ground and a clipboard that has nails on it and says “Mr. Fix-it.” I can’t take credit for those cute tool decals-that would be my manly-man husband who picked those out.
Here is mine that Joe made!:
Isn’t it adorable?! He made that camera (since I like taking pictures) and made the Christmas tree and snowman. The car says “Just Married” and there is a recycling patch (since I like to be green!) and cute little baking and cooking decals (which he also picked out!! haha).
Here’s our free artificial pre-lit Christmas tree. My mom’s friend gave it to us, which was so nice!
And our fireplace, which Joe finished weeks and weeks ago, but we are still waiting for the gas company to hook up the gas!
Here are some old “Before” pictures if you haven’t seen them:
Not sure quite yet what we will do for above the mantle, but it gives you an idea.
I’ll leave you with a brilliant oatmeal creation that Joe ate growing up, and he had a craving for on Saturday morning:
I made oatmeal with water, pinch of salt, cinnamon, and some bananas over the stovetop. Added brown sugar on top, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Then Joe added two more huge scoops. It was a breakfast of champs.
Mine was this:
I try and save my ice cream eating for when the clocks do not say “A.M.”
Sorry my posts are always SO LONG! It sure is fun making this little digital scrapbook of our lives. Working on this blog continues to remind me of all that I have to thank God for, even when challenges arise, worries come my way, or (fill in the blank)…
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8