Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crockpot Tuesday

ugh. today's Crock Pot tuesday was a big hot mess. I wasn't going to even post it, but then decided that not everything will be great, so why not post the fails too?? so here you go...a total crock pot disaster...
Honey Mustard Chicken with Lime

2 large chicken breasts
3/4 c Honey Mustard
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp minced garlic
s & p to taste

Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in crock pot. Combine all other ingredients together and mix well. Pour over chicken and cook for 6 hours.

As soon as I walked in the house I knew I was in trouble...the smell of scorched mustard is so nasty - trust me. so bad. I scooped the cajun-like chicken out of the completely charcoaled mess that was my crockpot and tried to see if it was salvagable. negative ghostrider. I found some places in the chicken that were tender, but it just wasn't worth scraping all the nastiness off. This is what I found:

i swear this photo doesn't even do it unfortunate justice

The crockpot had to be soaked for hours to get all the crusted mess off. I typically fill the crock pot with warm water, add some dishsoap and set it to low for an hour and anything caked on just slides off...not this time. The heat just continued to cook all that burnt junk and the house smelled like funk.

So I ended up scratching that plan and headed to the freezer. We always try to keep lots of frozen veggies and meal options handy in case we don't plan anything for dinner...or in this case if dinner plans go horribly wrong. so we ended up making a bag meal thingy and some green beans...not the most interesting meal but it did the job and we didn't have to scrape the charcoal off to eat it :)

I think that this went wrong in the liquid area...next time i'd add a cup of chicken broth...not too much so that it would dilute the flavor, but enough to have liquid in the crock. live and learn!

connor was thrilled-he got to eat mickey chicken nuggets with multiple dipping options...plus apple sauce with hidden sweet potatoes.


Katy said...

I thought the chicken was a heart shaped grilled cheese sandwich at first. It's perfectly heart shaped!

Lindsay said...

katy-yeah, a perfectly scorched together heart shape...

Karen said...

My girls love mickey nuggets too! I never thought of mixing sweet potatoes into apple sauce...that's clever!

Jill said...

Do you use baby food to mix or do you blend it yourself?

Lindsay said...

i made all of connor's veggies myself when he was first on solids...after about 5 months of that crap i started buying it!! so yeah jill...i just combine a container of apple sauce with sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, etc. he loves it.