My friend, Joelle, suggested that I become better acquainted with my slow cooker. I use it 1-2 times a month which I thought was honorable. She owns FOUR slow cookers and generally makes all her meals in her slow cookers (all on the same day, too). I was quite impressed.
Now I've realized that my boys have a homeschool coop class on Thursday mornings, homeschooling lessons to complete Thursday afternoon, and soccer practice at 5:30 on the same day. There's definitely not time to prepare a meal unless chicken nuggets and macaroni count. I've decided to become better acquainted with my slow cooker so that my family can have a nutritious and yummy meal waiting for us when we got home from soccer.
Another friend recently sent me a list with lots of slow cooker recipes. I figured it was a good place to start. I thought I would take you on this journey. So, without further ado: Introducing.....Slow Cooker Mondays. Joelle will be so proud. If only my slow cooker could do my laundry...
I'm going to start off Slow Cooker Mondays with a recipe that is already listed here. I thought I'd try a new recipe on Thursdays and then share the recipe on Mondays with you (unless it bombs) and maybe even a picture if it looks appetizing.
This recipe is from my friend, Johanna, the Martha Stewart of my life. She got it from her friend who lived in France for several years....could we call it French food? Probably not, but it sure is a family favorite around my house.
Creamy Chicken in Chive Sauce
6 boneless chicken breast (1 1/2 lbs)
1/4 c butter
1 0.7 oz package of Italian salad dressing mix
1 can of golden mushroom soup
1/2 c of dry white wine
1/2 of an 8 oz tub of cream cheese with chives
Place chicken in slow cooker. In pan, melt butter. Add dressing mix, soup, wine and cream cheese. Stir until combined. Pour over chicken. Cook 4-5 hours on low. Serve with pasta.