Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert
Hello Friends and Happy Valentine’s Fri-Yay!
Today’s Friday Foodie Feature is Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore and Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass, a dessert inspired by Modern Christian Homemaker from last week’s #WWDParty.
I hope you are enjoying your Valentine’s Day, perhaps you received Roses at work and are the envy of all your cubicle mates, or maybe were awaken to an early morning DELIGHT followed up by a bountiful breakfast, no matter what it was, I hope you left some room for a little dessert!
This week’s Slow Cooked meal is Chicken Cacciatore, another easy breezy Crock Pot Meal.
4 bone in chicken thighs – skin removed
4 chicken drum sticks – skin removed
1 can of Italian Style diced tomatoes or sauce
1 Package of Mushrooms or jar of whole mushrooms drained
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning or oregano leaves
1 package of frozen onion and peppers (fresh if prefer)
1 tsp of minced garlic
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Linguine or fettuccine or spaghetti pasta
Remove the skin from the thighs and drumsticks which is the worse part of this recipe, next time I will buy skinless chicken! If using fresh mushrooms, wash to remove excess dirt.
Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier clean up then put chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into the pot.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on Crock Pot model
About 15 mins before serving, prepare pasta according to box directions and remove chicken and veggies from Crock Pot. Place in a serving bowl and cover to keep warm.
Mix flour and water in a small bowl, then add to the liquid in Crock Pot and let cooks for 5 to 10 minutes so it can thicken, then pour over chicken and veggies.
Now on to the best part of dinner – Dessert!
- Fresh Strawberries
- Dessert Shells
- Chocolate Pudding
- Whipped Cream
Break up a dessert cake putting a few pieces into the bottom of the glass, add some strawberries, a few more pieces of the dessert cake, 1 container of chocolate pudding and top with whipped cream … WhaLaa – Dessert is Done!
Enjoy your dinner and dessert!
PS – if you are not too tired or busy later, come back at 6:00 to join the #WWDParty for more Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats!
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!