Monday, June 6, 2011
The Kids Cook Monday - Crockpot Cooking with Faith
Since it is already in the triple digits in Dallas, this week's edition of The Kids Cook Monday involves copious use of my crockpot so we don't have to turn on the oven.
It also involves the use of child labor to cut up all the vegetables. But you know, if they want to eat, there is no reason they can't help fix it too!
A new favorite crockpot meal of ours is roast chicken, which is what Faith's fixing the veggies for in the above picture. It's simple really--roasted potatoes, carrots and chicken, all in one pot with seasonings.
Cube potatoes and dice carrots and layer on the bottom of the crockpot (this is Faith's job).
In the meantime, rinse the chicken, pat it dry, and remove any inner icky things and dispose of those.
Quarter an onion and place that inside the cavity of the chicken. Child will protest this part and you will have to stick your hand up inside a chicken.
Once the veggies are done, set the chicken on top of them, and sprinkle with a fair amount of your favorite poultry seasoning blends.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
There is something extra lovely about coming home and having dinner completely ready to go, including having leftovers.
We repurposed these chicken leftovers into shredded BBQ chicken to top stuffed baked potatoes later in the week.