Day 1 – Crockpot Chicken Marsala
My mother in law and I have been playing pass the crock pot. Last week I made her and Bernie a beef and bean stoup. She returned it with Chicken Marsala! She used the Crockpot guys recipe from here http://crockpotguys.com/2011/09/chicken-marsala-carrabbas-style/
It was great to walk into the house and smell it cooking. I am a big fan of the crock pot and think that we should have a national holiday for the inventor!
For me it was the perfect cheat meal a day after running a 10K! It had protein, but the gluttony of fat from cream and butter. And then you could add the carb of your choice! As I just reread the instructions I realized I added way too much of the heavy cream in my rush to get out the door to swim lessons. Oops.
Mine didn’t thicken up that much – but that was my fault I had it on high for the 1st 2 hours. And then it sat on warm for 2 extra hours while we were ate swim lessons with the extra liquid volume from the cream (I really need to learn to read).
I would defiantly make this again and recommend it. However, to save some inches on my hips I would add the right amount of cream, and cup the butter by a lot. Here is a good one I may try too http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/03/chicken-and-mushrooms-in-garlic-white.html
Day 2 – Wild Marsala Soup
We had alot left over and I certainly cannot afford to eat this 2 days in a row. I could allow the calories but I have been a bad girl and enjoying the seasonal cider donuts a bit too much; one on Sunday and one this morning. (BAD KRISTEN!)
I decided to make it into a soup! I added another can of broth to the Crockpot, to cut the cream sauce. Then I added 2 cups of steamed carrots, 1 cup of celery, and two cups of wild rice. For seasoning I added: ½ tsp of sea salt, 1 tsp of freshly cracked black pepper, ½ tablespoon of oregano, 1 tsp of nutmeg and pinch of paprika. I shredded the remaining chicken and returned it to the Crockpot. It smelled so yummy! Now my crockpot is full again!
We will probably eat it tonight for dinner – we will be getting home late. David has a tree job till dark (although its dark by 7pm lately) and I will not be home from the gym till after 5 – pick up the kids it will be after 530 or 6pm. Any leftovers I am planning to freeze in either lunch size servings or as a batch. I have those frozen zucchini calzones that would be good with this on a rainy night.
I will try to add photos later!