is going to sound really sexist, but of course I thought it HAD to be a woman.
Who else but a busy workingwoman would think of a way to quickly create a hot,
nourishing dinner deserved by her family? (Please, no hate mail – I live with a
man who when asked to make dinner creates air popped popcorn. Okay, okay, he
does clean my kitchen up beautifully, and that’s enough for me!)
The crockpot was invented by Irving Naxon, who dubbed his cooker the “NaxonBeanery All-Purpose Cooker”. But whom was Irv inspired by? Why his grandmother,
of course. She told him stories of a dish from her native Lithuania called cholent,
which took hours to cook in the oven. The Rival Company bought the cooker in
1971, and the rest is history.
thinking of to warm and comforting soups and stews in the crockpot. The nice
folks at RED GOLD Tomatoes are starting to think about them too, and sent me a
six-pack of their delicious cans of tomatoes to play with.
their inspiration, and this week we made dinner for a wonderful group of
prostate cancer survivors and their friends. What a super time to pull out the
tomatoes and create a luscious pulled chicken full of lycopene – one of the
super nutrients to aid in prostate cancer prevention.
Their tomatoes are really good, and added a bright flavor to the long cooking
stew. Hey! The Red Gold folks are also giving away TWO Slow Cookers per day through October 8th. Click here to learn about it: 2 a Day Slow Cooker Give Away
blend, you can use any kind of grain you want, or pile it on buns like the
better in the crockpot.)
cumin, coriander, mustard and garlic powder in a bowl. Put the spice mixture in
a zip bag and rub the chicken thighs to distribute the spice mixture. Place in
the fridge overnight.
with the peppers and tomatoes and cook on low for 8 hours. When done, stir in
the lemon juice and remove and pull apart the chicken, Add the remaining tomato
sauce as desired, garnish with parsley and place over rice – or on a bun.
made from the delicious Sangiovese grape, full of the flavor of cherries and just a little earthy bitterness. You can find a Chianti for less than $20 in your grocery store than will pair perfectly!