This is my first Things I Love Thursday. Honestly, I considered doing it BEFORE I knew it could get me an extra entry in a drawing (make sure you check out The Diaper Diaries). My good friend Mama Mia has been doing TILT for I think as long as she’s been blogging. Let me warn you, I will not have a flowery elaboration on anything I love and there will only be occasional pictures.
I love cooking once (in a crockpot!) for three meals. It’s so super easy too. I cook about 8 or 9 chicken breasts in one can of chicken broth and one can of green chili enchilada sauce on low in the crockpot for about 8 hours. I take out all but one of the chicken breasts and use part of them for dinner that night – straight chicken, shredded for another recipe, whatever. Part of them I shred to make chicken salad. In all the broth that’s left over I shred the last chicken breast (and sometimes it’s too much so use your best judgment) and add a cup of cooked rice. Viola! Homemade chicken and rice soup! My husband loves this soup. (Last time I cooked celery and carrots-both diced-with the chicken and it was a great addition. I just left them all in the broth for the soup).
I love love how much time this saves me and I love making homemade soup because of how little salt is there. I use reduced sodium broth and only add pepper – no additional salt.