December 3, 2009
this is why i sprang from my bed this morning. and why today the music seems merrier and more fitting. and as i have no big plans for the weekend, i'm cheering let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
as grant was leaving for 6 am basketball practice, he hollered upstairs to me, 'there's snow on the ground! naturally, i had to scamper downstairs to see it for myself. it was such a rush, like seeing the white stuff for the first time of the season. really, it's as if this one never happened. i chalk it up to the simple fact that snowflakes are more dear during the christmas season.
and making today even more holly jolly is the honey lemon chicken i have in the crockpot. who knew when i was peeling and chopping carrots at 10 o'clock last night that i would have a snowy day upon which to eat this hot 'n' homey comfort food? perf. it's my new favorite, guys. i never used to crave the chicken-carrots-potatoes package meal, but now i totally do. please do give it a go some snowy night.
honey lemon chicken
via my sis in law, heidi
6-8 boneless chicken thighs or breasts
6 regular size potatoes
6 regular size carrots
1/2 c. chopped onion
s + p, to taste
1/4 c. honey
2 T. lemon juice (or about 1/2 a lemon)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T. italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4. tsp. pepper
1. brown chicken on both sides in olive oil, add onions and sprinkle with s+p
2. peel potatoes and carrots
3. cut potatoes in half length-wise and place flat side down in slow cooker
4. cut carrots into a big bite size and place around potatoes, place chicken on top
5. whisk sauce ingredients together and drizzle over chicken (it will be green, but don't worry, it's realll good.)
6. cook in a crock pot on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6 hours
ps. brea, i'm breaking out the baby blue church cookbook. watch for grandma vi's baked potato soup to pop up soon!


natalie said...

ok i know i left a comment on here earlier but something must be wrong with my computer! love the pic and the post. i'm so glad you got snow this early. i'm hoping we do by christmas. so far only a few snowflakes this month. can't wait to try this recipe!

Kelli said...

I will be watching for the potato soup! Yum! I'm glad to see you're excited about the snow.

Amanda said...

What fun to see the very first snow that sticks to the ground. Today in my town, we had snow in the morning, but, unfortunately it didn't stay after lunch (just a light little dusting).

Don't underestimate the power of a hidden gem in the church cookbook-it could end up being one of your favorite meals! Happy cooking/eating to you two!

Lil said...

Ooh that chicken recipe looks so good! Can't wait to try it out! The snow looks so pretty, wish we would get some in my neck of the woods.....we had 60 degree weather yesterday!

Renee said...

wish we had that kind of snow....then I'd be in the mood to wrap all my presents, and finally get the stockings hung! I'm sure our day is coming....soon!



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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