Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cooking and Cleaning !!

For a dark, dreary, and rainy day I got a lot done.  We are hoping to redo our living room/family room soon which means we need to start cleaning out and getting rid of stuff.  We will have much less storage place when the room is redone.  There will be much more room for sitting and hanging out and still plenty of room for storage and display (just not as much as we have now).  So I had scheduled a pick-up for today for household items, etc to donate to a worthy cause.  Yesterday we filled about 5 boxes of things to donate so the room is in much better shape at the moment and hopefully the redo begins soon. 

I also cooked a dinner that is always a big hit around here so there were a lot of empty plates and happy people.  http://www.easycrockpotrecipies.com/ChickenAndNoodles.aspx

Chicken And Noodles


Ingredients
4 carrots, sliced
4-5 pieces chicken
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp garlic salt
salt & pepper, to taste
1 lb egg noodles

Preparation
Place carrots in CP, followed by all ingredients except noodles. Cook on LOW for 8 hours. At the end of cooking time, cook egg noodles on stovetop. While noodles cook, remove chicken from CP & cut into bitesize pieces. Return chicken & noodles to CP. If desired, thicken broth with cornstarch & water. Just be sure to add some of the broth to your cornstarch mixture first. This will prevent any lumps from forming.

I don't usually need to thicken the broth...everyone likes it more soupy (or soupier). 

We had a nice evening with everyone staying home from activities to catch up on homework, projects, and just have time to relax.  It was also nice to just stay in on a rainy evening. 

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