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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sort Of A Chicken Cacciatori Over Rice...


Tuesday was a busy day time-wise, so I threw some boneless skinless chix thighs into the crock-pot on a platform of onion, covered in red bell pepper, seasonings, red pasta sauce, and Parmesan... Went about 6 hrs. in slow cooker. Cooked up some white rice, and served as seen. Not too bad! Wife is taking some night classes, so we had a window of about 15 minutes to eat!
Today for me was a challenge.. 6 phone calls to 4 people to get one piece of steel priced correctly and delivered on time.. I am glad age has brought me some patience, because this would have sent me ballistic 20 yrs. ago...When I had fixed everything, and all had gotten back on track- I told the new kid (who had screwed up!) in the office to call the customer with the good news that all was well. I'm not much into glory anymore, and I wanted him to learn what feels like to get a little credit for a job well done. Pats on the back are getting rarer everyday!

27 comments:

Sornie said...

Damn. Every time I see food pictured it looks so much better than my standard meals. I feel like I am cheating myself.

Dana said...

A feast for the eyes Buff, as most of your meals are! I swear I can smell them through my computer screen!

Roger said...

Thats not fair,I havent eat yet lol as I watch the Biggest Loser on TV!

Casdok said...

And a pat on the back for to! :)

Odat said...

A "platform of onions" , you're such the gourmet!!!
That was a real nice thing you did for office boy! ;-)
Peace

buffalodickdy said...

sornie- Half the fun I have with cooking, is creating the challenge! What have I got in the house? How much time? etc...
dana- This wasn't too bad- on the lighter side, and actually pretty cheap to make!
roger- I use a crock pot quite often, when I know I can't dink around with fixing dinner some nights..
casdok- Thanks, but I really would like to see some our younger people get more excited about their jobs- and I think a good way is to encourage, rather than critize!
odat- He's a good kid.. Remember when you were young and trying to learn? Teachers that teach, rather than hang on to their jobs should be paid more!

doggybloggy said...

how did that chicken hold up to six hours of cooking??

buffalodickdy said...

good! I started it in the slow cooker frozen...

Beth said...

It takes a big man to let someone else take the glory for what you did...bravo!

and the chicken looks to die for....I'll be right over...esp. since you have power and no ice storm!! ;)

Tanya Kristine said...

have GOT to get my crock pot out. that sounds lovely & easy...my two favorite things.

Annie said...

I can't imagine that pats of your back would be rare. If I had you to cook my meals for me, your back would be sore from all the patting it would get.

Queenie said...

Sounds delicious, pats on the back for you. I cooked monk fish for the first time today, with prawns and tomatoes and black olives, not forgetting the wine, I served it on a bed of tonnarelli al nero. Him indoors and my mum seemed to enjoy it.

Andie said...

Yummy. I will be shamless stealing that meal!

Mona said...

six hours of cooking! One could cook camel meat in that time...

I love the pound cake in the last post... must get out my oven...

buffalodickdy said...

beth- First storm this year that did miss us!
tanya- Secret to crock-pot cooking is to either wrap the stuff in aluminum foil, or cook it on the minimum time, up and out of the liquid on a stand of something!
annie- How kind you are! I'm as guilty as the next person sometimes- taking people and their efforts for granted...
queenie- Monkfish- we call it poor mans' lobster over here- wonderful, rich flavor!
andie- Be my guest, and welcome!
mona- Thanks for the E-mail, it explained much... a slow cooker is a very low temp/low power way to cook when you have other things to do at the same time!

Sherry said...

Pats on the back mean so much to most people.

What kind of red sauce is that??
I may try this.

snowelf said...

Aww, UncleBuff, that was so sweet of you to help a boy out like that. We all screw up every now and then, and I hope he was appreciative of you saving his ass. ;) I know I am when someone does that for me.

I haven't had chicken cacciatori since I was a kid...mmm...

--snow

Akelamalu said...

It's great when you can pass on something you have learned from experience. The food sounds delish - as usual!

In_spired said...

I can see by scrolling through the past week of your postings, I have missed some great meals! We've been busy also and haven't even had time to work up a post about our visit with the grandchildren!

I love visiting your blog...it always inspires me to do better in the kitchen. Funny thing, though, I have to keep coming back, time after time, to be re-inspired! lol

buffalodickdy said...

sherry- nothing special, just use your favorite out of a jar red pasta sauce- but use good, fresh grated Romano, and Parmesan as topping cheese!
Snowniece- If I was an Indian back in the 1800s', I would be teaching the advanced class of reading Buffalo sh*t to see which way they were heading! :)
Ake- If we don't, who will? Values are more important that knowledge..
in_spired- Joy is a difficult emotion to explain... but wonderful to experience!

TavoLini said...

That's great Buffalo--glad you helped him out!

Now this chicken concoction looks fantastic--all sorts of tomatoey, oniony goodness!

pinknest said...

i would go ballistic with that 15-minute timeframe to eat!

Mona said...

Buf! I read about Mrs. Buf's aunt at Queenie's

My condolences...

Ron said...

WOW...my mouth was watering as you were describing this awesome receipe...YUMMY YUMMY!!!

I can't believe you can just throw something like this together, Buffalo.

I can sense a wonderful ebook being published here!!!

Enjoy your weekend, Buffalo!

Jeff B said...

Good for you, letting the glory pass to the next guy.

buffalodickdy said...

lini- Our next generation of workers have it tough enough. Not knowing something isn't a sin, but not teaching something is...
pink- I agree, but in our go-go-go-world, who hasn't had to eat on the run once in awhile?
Mona- Thank-you, dear. The progression of Alzheimers' is a scary thing to watch...
ron- Thanks, but I enjoy fooling around in the kitchen, using up stuff we have before we have to pitch it!
jeff- I used to have a huge ego, but I've got it down to merely oversize now....

MarmiteToasty said...

Now that does look scrummie.... only I dont like chicken much with bones in :)

A Pat on the back aye?..... now who is this Pat and where does she come from and does ya wifey know about 'Pat' lol

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