The other day I was scrolling around Buzzfeed and found a collection of crock pot recipes. I rarely make any of those recipes, but one stuck out to me. It’s from fellow blogger Tieghan Gerard, and her blog Half Baked Harvest. Her recipe for Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili sounded like the perfect thing to have cooking away while attempting to brave the last few frozen months of winter on the Northern Plains.
I didn’t change much about her original recipe, but I did make a couple minor adjustments:
- I have a smaller crockpot, so I used probably a pound and a half of chicken
- Only three cups of stock, although I will add more when I make it again
- Just a couple good sized splashes of balsamic vinegar
- All the other spices and ingredients I used were the same
- I did substitute chopped kale for the broccoli rabe, but only because I eat kale salads often during the week so it just fit better with my regular food routine.
Her recipe was perfect! I baked up some dinner rolls, and tucked in on the couch with Scout for some Netflix and way too much food. It’s healthy, but it’s flavorful and spicy enough that you don’t mind that its healthy. Plus, that’s just an excuse to eat more, and on cold winter nights that’s what you need!!
I will defiantly being going back and digging through the archives on Half Baked Harvest to find other yummy treasures!
In totally unrelated news, my poor little MacBook did indeed die last Friday night. According to the repair dude, it had a major hard drive malfunction. So, needless to say, I’ve been heming and hawing all week about whether to keep the brand new MacBook I bought on sale at Best Buy, or repair my old one for about half as much. Side note…..apparently being a mid-2009 model number makes my MacBook vintage…or so I was told!!!
I did eventually settle for fixing the old one. So the Mac is getting a new battery and a fancy new hard drive, and they promise me that I’ll end up with basically a brand new computer in my old case. The downfall of this, is that because the old hard drive crashed so hard, they aren’t able to get any of my old photos and documents back. Let this be a lesson to you kiddos……always use your Cloud Drive!