The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 129

May 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm (Food) (, , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!  Hope you’re all have a Thrilling Thursday!

It’s been a GREAT day around here!  Got to sleep in, Mike took William to school, and I woke up to find flowers and a cute singing card waiting for me!  Then I went to the bead store for about an hour, got all the supplies I needed for a custom order, plus a couple little things for myself.  Came home, then Mike and I went to Walmart, had some lunch at McD’s (yeah I know, not real romantic or anything, but we just couldn’t decide what we wanted, but we were hungry!), got a new coffee pot, a couple of movies, and a couple of beads for my bracelet.  Picked up William from school, made sure James was doing OK, then off we went to see The Avengers!  WOW!  It was AWESOME!!  Definitely one we need to get on DVD when it’s out.  Then home for a nice dinner, and Publix chocolate cake.  Absolutely a great day!!

So here’s what was on the table tonight:

Chicken and Sausage

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts

5 sweet Italian sausage links

1 1/2 quarts water

2 cans tomato paste

1 package Italian dressing mix

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 Tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp kosher salt

3 Tbsp dried onion flakes

1 1/2 cups white rice

Place chicken and sausage in the crock pot. (yes, my favorite cooking tool)

Mix water, tomato paste, onion flakes and all seasonings together in a pitcher, and pour over meats.  Cook on LOW 8-9 hours.

Remove meats from pot, put about 3-4 cups liquid in a large sauce pan.  Add in rice, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes or until rice is done.

While the rice is cooking, shred the chicken and slice the sausage.  When the rice is done, mix in the chicken and sausage, and serve!

I know I’ve done something similar before, but this blend of sausage type and seasonings worked MUCH better, it really was a lot better.  I’m actually looking forward to the leftovers tomorrow.

So until then, eat well, love well, live well!!

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