Thursday, August 26, 2010

From Qweenie's Kitchen: Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

Yay! Crock Pot meals!
Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

Crock Pot version
Serving Size: 5
Cuisine: Chinese
Main Ingredient: Chicken

-= Ingredients =-
1 1/4 pounds Chicken breasts, boneless skinless ; sliced
1 tbs Vegetable oil
to taste Salt & pepper
1 can (8 oz) Pineapple chunks
1 can (8 oz) Water chestnuts ; sliced
2 medium Carrots ; sliced
2 tbs Soy sauce
4 teaspoons Cornstarch
1 cup Sweet and Sour sauce
1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 teaspoons Ground ginger
3 Green onion ; cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 cups Snow peas
Hot cooked rice

-= Instructions =-
In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil for 4-5 minutes; drain.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside. In a 5 qt. slow cooker. combine the chicken, water chestnuts, carrots, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or until chicken juices run clear.

In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, sweet and sour sauce, water and ginger until smooth. Stir into slow cooker.

Add onions and reserved pineapple; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Add peas; cook 5 minutes longer.

Serve over rice.
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Friday, August 06, 2010

Life and what it takes to make one....

I work my ass off day in and day out.....people think that I'm fairly lucky to be able to stay home and care for my home and family.
I love my job and I will admit that I am lucky to have it.....but this isn't about luck this is an example of choices. My husband and I have chosen to live this way and give our children this life. This life doesn't have a lot of material perks, no vacations to exotic locales, no fancy cars or clothes or toys......but we make due.....we try not to whine about what we don't have, and forgive each other the occasional rant.
For the most part we are happy, healthy and prospering!!
We spend a lot of time together, not much apart, honestly that makes us all a little nuts but given the choice I would rather be here with them than anywhere on the planet.

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Books, books...I love them...

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Thunder Bay: A Cork O'Connor Mystery
Just One Look
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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