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Feb 14

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dessert

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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.

Slow Cooked Valentine's Day Dinner

 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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Ingredients for Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

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.

Remove skin from the chicken, and wash mushrooms thorougly

Spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray for easier clean up then put chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into the pot.

Place chicken, veggies, tomatoes, garlic and seasoning into Crock Pot

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours depending on Crock Pot model

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours

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.

15 mins before serving remove chicken and veggies from Crock Pot and place in covered dish to stay 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.

Mix water and flour then add to liquid in Crock Pot

Mix flour and water and add to liquid in Crock Pot and cook for an add'l 5-10 mins

Chicken Cacciatore

Now on to the best part of dinner – Dessert!

Strawberry Shortcake in a Glass

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Dessert Shells
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Whipped Cream

Wash and Slice Strawberries

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!

Place strawberries, broken pieces of cake, pudding and whipped creams - dessert is done

Enjoy your dinner and dessert!

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!

Happy Valentine's Day from DeDivahDeals.com

 

 

 

 

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  1. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

    Holy Cow! That looks like a fantastic Valentine’s meal! Thanks for sharing! Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you my dear, Happy Valentine’s Day!

      1. P.S. I Love Soap Co.

        🙂

  2. Natasha Smith

    I’m so loving your crockpot meals! Thanks for sharing these especially for us busy mom’s! Looks delicious!! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. DelBlogger

      That makes me feel good and appreciated, thank you my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Anny

    Both of these sound yummy! Thanks!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, they were. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  4. renxkyoko

    Yosh ! Yummy ! !

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you.

  5. HorseMark HandMade Cards

    This looks wonderful! I love the heart shaped bowl! I hope you have a wondeful Valentine’s Day!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, found that bowl last week at Goodwill – $4.00! Happy Valentine’s day.

  6. Mari Corona

    Fantastic!!!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, Happy Fri-Yay!

  7. Oh to Be a Muse

    Wow, that strawberry dessert looks pretty freakin’ fantastic! Love this V-Day post.

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you and see how easy it was!! Happy Valentine’s Day and have a wonderful weekend.

  8. reginapartain

    These look really good and so easy. My family prefers chicken breasts, so I assume you could substitue that for the legs and thighs. Thanks for sharing. That would be an easy dessert to do for a crowd or for an intimate dinner.

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, chicken breasts would be fine, they are just not as flavorful. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  9. cindy knoke

    You have a lucky husband!

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