Picked up more chicken today and tried another recipe in the old slow cooker today. Wasn’t as successful as the first one. I think I’m putting too much stuff in.
Today I put in (in order): tiny potatoes (I’m not getting the satisfaction out of the potatoes. Even after 9 hours in the crock, they’re still not as soft as I’d like them. Maybe I have to chop them up even finer. Or maybe I’ll just eliminate them from the equation altogether); onion (not doing it for me either – are onions supposed to taste good when you eat them or are they just there to smell good while they cook and get into the other foods? Because in both my experiments eating the onion was blandsville); green pepper; celery; mushrooms (always a pleasure); chicken breasts; lemon juice straight from the lemon; canned tomatoes (tastes good straight out of the can!); a bulb of garlic; rosemary; oregano; basil; pepper.
I wonder if I may be putting too much stuff in? Maybe I should just be putting in chicken and garlic and one or two vegetables and herbs and that’s it?
I think for my next illusion I’m going to try something Greek – chicken with kalamata olives and sun dried tomatoes (would they become un-dried in the slow cooker?) or something curry or something with…squash? Suggestions welcome.
I wonder if I should get some capers?