I have to say, coming back from vacation is WAY more work than packing for it and being on it. Especially when said vacationers have a rental car that is loaded with luggage and Christmas gifts. I wish I’d taken a picture of our car filled to the brim with stuff…it was pretty amazing! Even more amazing was the fact that we fit it all into my smaller car when we dropped off the rental and headed home.
Miracles DO happen people!
Yesterday we were fortunate enough to have the day off from work to celebrate the New Year’s holiday, and I have to say that we made the most of it. We slept in a bit, made waffles, ran a TON of errands, cleaned the house (when I say this I actually mean we cleaned up the mess we made when we dragged all of our stuff inside), and watched movies. And dinner? Probably the easiest thing of all! I took a hint from beautiful Julie and made this pasta sauce in a snap with the slow cooker. I have to say, the house smelled incredible and we couldn’t wait to dig in at dinner time!
- 2 large chicken breasts (I threw mine in raw…I figured they were going to be simmering for 10 hours and would cook all potential bad stuff out)
- 1/2 of the sauce in this recipe (Mine was frozen, but I thawed it out in the microwave and added a little bit of chicken stock) – you could also use a jar of sauce and it would still turn out great!
- 1/2 lb of pasta, your choice, cooked to al dente in the last 20 minutes of cooking the chicken
Throw it all in a crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Right before dinner, while you’re boiling the pasta (or cooking spaghetti squash, which would be amazing as well), take the chicken out of the pot and shred it with two forks. Add it back in and serve hot over cooked pasta. Voila! Easy, tasty, and healthy…with a great amount of leftovers for tomorrow!
Just what the doctor ordered for our last day of Christmas vacation…now it’s back to the grind with a crazy-busy schedule and lots of resolutions (to come in a later post…jumpin’ on the late train with this one!) to plan out and execute. 2011 is going to be amazing, and I’m so glad to be back in the blogosphere with all of you amazing friends!
P.S. Check out Faces of Beauty tomorrow for an amazing story from a beautiful girl!