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Slow cooker rotisserie chicken

It’s always hard to leave for work on Saturdays, when the Pilot and Oliv are home.

 

At the same time, it’s pretty amazing that they get a daddy-daughter day each week. 

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(Look at her face! “Yeah, just chillin’ in the pool with my daddy. You know”)

Yesterday, while I was Zumba-ing, they spent the afternoon at our friends’ house. Their daughter and Livi are a week apart, so they’re little besties. It was cute because Kelly was working, too, so the boys and the babies hung out together.

While I was Zumba-ing, this chicken was slow-cooking away to be ready for dinner:

MY OTHER RECIPES


Slow cooker chicken

I put it together on my lunch break- here’s what went into it (took less than 10 minutes)

-Sprayed the slow cooker with olive oil from the Misto

-Cleaned the chicken (removed the gross inner pack thing) and pat it dry

-Placed the chicken in the slow cooker and rubbed with melted butter, sea salt, paprika, garlic powder, and a little brown sugar (trick I learned from Pinterest)

-Added 1/2 chopped onion, 4 chopped carrots and 4 large, chopped red potatoes

-Lots of springs of fresh rosemary and thyme (also put a handful of each inside the chicken along with 1/2 lemon)

-Poured 2 C water around the sides, set it on high for 6 hours

Here’s what it looked like at the end:

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The Pilot called it a “man meal” (I felt like I owed it to him after a night of salmon and spa salad) and it ended up being the perfect amount of food for the two of us, plus a giant plate of chicken and veggies we took over to our neighbor.

The end of a chocolate bar:

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(breaking the last piece out of the wrapper)

Me: Oh my gooooooood. It’s gone already!

Pilot: Wait, is that the chocolate bar from last week?!

Me: No, this is the chocolate bar from yesterday.

Pilot: Ok, I was worried there for a second.

Chocolate has a very short life in this household.

I happily ate the last of the chocolate while relaxing with the Pilot and watching a show on TV. It’s been a very long time since I’ve gotten into anything and watch some shows for funsies every now and again (nothing substantial, and nothing that I ever feel like I missed out if I missed an episode, like “So You Think You Can Dance,” Kardashians and “Giuliana and Bill”). The last show I watched consistently was Grey’s Anatomy, when the Pilot and I first started dating (almost 7 years ago? Whooaaaa). I stopped watching it when the plot line fell down the drain and haven’t really gotten into anything until recently. Thanks to my friend Whitney, I’m loving the show “Girls.”

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It’s gloriously awkward, quirky and HILARIOUS. Whit described it to me as a modern Sex and the City, with the current economic state and social media platforms. The bonus is that it’s on HBO On Demand, so I can download and watch an episode whenever- I’ve only seen 4, but loved them all.

Time to get do the weekly meal plan/grocery run shebang over here, but I hope you have a very happy Sunday!

Don’t forget- Schweaty July cardio workout will be up in the am <3 (Your July workout calendar is here)

xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: Do you watch TV very often? When’s the last time you were INTO a show? Any awesome summery slow cooker recipes? All of my faves are more comfort-style foods, which aren’t quite as appetizing in the summer.

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58 Comments

  1. Dawn on July 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

    I am addicted the “Girls” it was odd to watch at first but becomes addictive very quickly.

    I have been thinking about getting the crockpot out…it has to be better than keeping the oven on…I hope. This weather is taking a toll on me.

  2. Lauren T on July 9, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Chicken or turkey with carrots, onions, and potatoes it one of my favorite slow cooker meals! I am usually a TV fiend, but this summer I don’t have cable and I really haven’t missed it that much! I do like to watch some shows consistently like Mad Men and the Bachelor/Bachelorette (my guilty pleasure :)). Life without tons of TV is kind of refreshing, but sometimes you do just need to veg for an hour or so in front of the TV.

  3. natalie@thesweetslife on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    i haven’t made a whole chicken in the crockpot but i must do that bc it seems so super easy!

    some of my favorite crockpot meals are indonesian chicken with peanut sauce (http://www.thesweetslife.com/2012/05/slow-cooker-indonesian-chicken-with.html) and tequila turkey chili (http://www.thesweetslife.com/2011/12/slow-cooker-tequila-turkey-chili.html) –save for a cool day 🙂

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