The negatives? I've got to bring the energy a lot more often. It's harder to have an evening where you say "Psssshhhhh, I don't feel like cooking. To hell with it, let's order a pizza!". It does cut down on some spontaneity. But the positives? We eat a lot healthier here in Kentucky, believe it or not. We get to cook our meat exactly how we like, we get to eat a lot of variety, and we always know what's in our food. And when that food comes out of the slow cooker, oh, that's a winning day for Jessica. It truly feels like you didn't have to cook, but you still get all the benefits that come with cooking a homemade meal.
The hubby does not share that opinion :-)
On another note, I finally get to go see a neurosurgeon today about my back. Hallelujah. I'm ready to get this show on the road, as I've only been running once a week to keep the back pain to a minimum. I'm getting pretty tired of doing yoga all the other days. Since my appointment is in Ashland, the hubby and I are getting new tires put on the car for our journey to Illinois next week. Sorely needed!
That's all that's happening here. What's happening in your neck of the woods? Anyone have any exciting weekend plans?
Have a great weekend everyone! Happy Friday!
2 chicken breasts
2 (14 oz) cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 oz) can of corn, drained
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (4 oz) can of diced green chilies, undrained
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups Chicken Broth
1 1/2 cups Enchilada Sauce (sub your favorite store-bought sauce!)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
toppings: more cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, sliced green onion, diced red onion, and diced avocado (toppings are optional- use what you like)
1. Add chicken, beans, corn, tomatoes, chilies, onion, garlic, broth, sauce, salt, and cumin to a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Place lid on slow cooker, and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high. Soup is done when chicken shreds easily with a fork.
2. Shred all the chicken with 2 forks. Stir in cilantro.
3. Ladle soup into bowls, and serve with desired toppings.
|Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven.|
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