Sunday, February 10, 2008


Not only did I get a birthday gift yesterday I got another one today. Today I received a $15.00 gift certificate to Organic Planet up the street from me. I can use it to sit there and have an eatable treat there or maybe purchase groceries from the shop. I am thinking of using it to get an organic watermelon this summer. They taste so much better than the ones you buy at the local grocery store but then, of course. they cost way more.

I used my slow cooker and made chicken for dinner last night when my friend Lori came over. Here is what I made. It is a very easy recipe and I make it often

Chicken pieces (whatever kind you like)
1 cup ketchup
1 can or equivalent soda (and yes you can use any flavor)
This is the recipe. I said easy didn’t I?

I have been making it for so long now I usually add a couple more ingredients.
Worcestershire sauce
Hot sauce if you like
Brown sugar
You can also add chopped onions, red, green, yellow peppers, mushrooms and/or garlic. I add them depending on what I have in my apartment at the time. I have been known to put in some pepper jelly. The sky’s the limit. Notice there are no amounts. That is up to you and how much you want to add.

Oh and I also season the chicken with various spices before I add it to the sauce in the pot.

I turn on the slow cooker and VOILA. Many hours later it is ready. I can then make a side of noodles, rice or potatoes to go with it. While I am cooking the side to go with the chicken I add Velotine to the pot to thicken the sauce up.

You can substitute meat balls, pork chops or a tough old roast for the chicken. It is a really very versatile recipe.

HINT if you use meat balls and don’t have soda try adding a jar of grape jelly to the ketchup. BUT then you can do that for the chicken and roast also.

If any of you try it do let me know what you think.

So what did Lori get me? I received a porcelain statue of a lady sitting on a chaise lounge type chair. She has a boa around her, a long gown on and a big hat. To get close ups I had to take several photos of her.

I also received a coffee mug and matching picture frame that says, You’ll always be my friend, you know too much, two cat candle holders, a candle that looks like a body with a gown on and one of the bags had a lovely cupid as a decoration with lots of gold tinsel coming out of the bag.

I received my invite to join the Sock Stash Eliminator Campaign. YAY. I probably won't start until next month as I would never get a pair of socks completed if I started now with my special project I am working on.

GHEEZE I have the TV weather channel on and the weatherman keeps saying I am just going to skip over the Manitoba. Doesn't our province merit mention?

AND since blogger spell check no longer works I have been writing in word and then cutting and pasting it on blogger. Spelling has never been one of my strong areas.

Solara woke up for a while.

Now she is curled up and asleep again.

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