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A Saturday Night Supper [May. 9th, 2015|07:45 pm]
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Very simple.  I chopped up an onion, a carrot, and some celery, sauteed them in a big oval Dutch oven, laid chicken thighs on top of the vegetables, seasoned with salt, pepper, a spice mix I like, some herbs I like, added a bay leaf, and poured in a big can of Ro-tel, then added just enough water to mostly cover the chicken. Let it simmer while the oven heated up to 350F and put the pot in the oven.  When the chicken pieces internal temperature was 160F, I turned the oven down to 200, and put the rice on to cook.   Served the chicken, vegetables, and juice on top of piles of rice.  I had one thigh, others had more.
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From: geekmerc
2015-05-10 12:48 am (UTC)
Sounds delicious.

Hope you're south of or being safe in the storms.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-05-10 01:07 am (UTC)
Had a good big storm yesterday but no twister, no really high wind, no big hail. Nothing today--storms marched off and landed on someone else.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2015-05-10 08:30 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely (although I'd not use celery, as the Swan Whisperer and I both dislike it cooked - but there are plenty of other veg!), But remind me again what is Ro-Tel, which is not something found on this side of the Atlantic? And did you brown your chicken thighs first, or not bother?
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-05-10 11:07 am (UTC)
Ro-Tel...a brand of canned diced tomatoes & green chilis. It comes in several degrees of heat.

I did not brown the chicken thighs this time as they were skinless and boneless; if they'd had skin on, I'd have browned them.

I like celery both raw and cooked.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2015-05-10 03:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We can get tinned tomatoes with onion and/or garlic, I think, but I never bother. Not with chilli, though, but chillis are really available, either fresh or dried. I soak the latter in cheap sherry to make chilli sherry, which is lovely added to soups and casseroles. I like raw celery, but never buy it.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2015-05-10 03:46 pm (UTC)
Readily, not really (I'm on holiday and only have my tablet connected!).
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2015-05-10 12:35 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing; I may try it next week, as it sounds perfect for the cold weather which is kicking in here lately. Tonight I had a simple meal of fried chicken breast pieces, lightly steamed broccoli, carrot, beans, and a mashed, peppered mix of potato and sweet potato -- all with a bit of herbed gravy. So good. :]

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-05-10 08:37 pm (UTC)
The two leftover thighs were put with the rest of the rice, vegetables, and juice, and reheated. I then put shredded cheese on top of mine. It made a great late lunch after church.
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[User Picture]From: blueeowyn
2015-05-11 05:32 pm (UTC)
I had seen this and wonder if it affected what I made yesterday. Boneless skinless chicken thighs (cheapest easy to work with meat I could find), tomato paste, diced tomatoes, bag of greenbeans, bag of mixed stuff, bag of peas & pearl onions, bag of limas; oregano, onion, garlic, cinnamon & parsley all into a crock pot (removed frozen veggies, thawed them in a saucepan and returned to crock pot before main cooking). Served over pasta.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-05-11 10:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds delicious. I tend to cook with fewer ingredients when I have a migraine--my nose isn't as trustworthy as usual.
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[User Picture]From: blueeowyn
2015-05-11 10:41 pm (UTC)
It was delicious and we have enough leftovers to feed us for the week given that we are out tonight and I'll be out on Wed. night. I tend to be a wimp when it comes to spices/herbs but it came out VERY tasty. The tomato & Cinnamon is a Syrian style that I learned from my MIL so I used that and the idea of Parm Chicken without the cheese and ran with it. The tomato paste helps the flavor. The problem with the crockpot is you can't easily adjust while cooking but the simplicity was a winner for me.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2015-05-11 10:55 pm (UTC)
Simplicity always a winner for me!
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From: 6_penny
2015-05-19 09:36 pm (UTC)
Off topic- on socks:
I just saw a wonderful photo of a child's knitted sock from the Roman empire(Segundum fort on Hadrians Wall) . With stripes! And split like mittens!
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