Friday, October 19, 2012

Best Chicken Tacos

I am taking 21 credits this quarter and Big B works full time so dinner for us is really hard.  Big B has never been big on cooking and I don't get home from class until 8pm on some nights.  To compensate for this I've been searching Pinterest for crock-pot recipes (amongst other things!).  I kept seeing a chicken taco crockpot recipe and decided to give it a try.

I'm super picky so I changed the recipe a little but you can find the original here.

- chicken breast (we only used 1 of the 2 that I put in the crockpot)
- chicken broth
- taco seasoning packet

- put chicken breast in the crock pot
- pour chicken broth until it almost covers the chicken
- add taco seasoning and mix into the broth
- cook on low for 7 to 8 hours

When it's done, take it out of the crock pot and shred.  Top it with whatever you like in your favorite taco!

The prep was literally about 5 minutes and it was so delicious. Big B has said that we should always have chicken tacos because these were the best he's ever had!

Another win for me and my cooking trials!!  Now it's time to study again!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Easy Crock Pot French Dip

Before we got married I made sure to tell Big B that I can cook but that I am a much better baker.  In other words, I hate to cook.  The reality is that my statement wasn't a lie, I can cook and I'm not horrible at it either but I rarely ever do it and I don't have many recipes to refer to either.  My mom and my dad both cook but neither one of them really uses recipes, they do a dash of this here and a splash of that there.  I am a super picky eater and so it's hard for me to cook like that because I don't eat half of what is being made.  As a result, I'm in the process of finding recipes and Big B is going to be trying a bunch of foods (and hoping that they are good)!

I was discussing my dilemma with my friend KT and she started telling me about an easy French Dip recipe.  I LOVE French Dip so I got pretty excited when she said easy French Dip.  I proceeded to ask her how easy and then she said the most magical words to a newly married woman who is a full time student.  Crock Pot.  I had to try it and let me tell you, it was easy and it was delicious!

Crock Pot French Dip

1 12oz can of beer (Big B drinks Bud Light so that's what I used)
1 can of Condensed Onion Soup
1 can of Beef Broth
4lb Rump Roast (we used close to 3lbs and had so much meat left over)

Put all of the ingredients in your crock pot for 7 hours on low


And that's it!!!  Use the broth/juice for your au jus and you've got a delicious meal that took you all of maybe 10 minutes to prep! 

Big B is excited because he has leftovers which means he can sleep in an extra 5 minutes and I'm excited because I can refute his statement that I never cook!