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I am doing much more crockpot cooking these days as I try to get a lot of crafting done for Christmas gifts and try to keep my head above water with housework, caregiving, and all the rest. For a few minutes' work filling the slow cooker, one can have a nice meal cooking all by itself. If making a stew or soup, a loaf of bread baking in the bread machine at the same time gives you a complete meal! This week I made a slow cooker meal for my dad, with plenty for our house as well.
Here's the recipe I tried: Chicken Stew. The recipe calls for potato gnocchi but suggests one could also use rice. I cooked some rice and added about a cup or a little more of the cooked rice to the finished stew. I don't think I have ever cooked with parsnips before, but this recipe called for them and my dad loves them, so I did use parsnips in the stew. Also, I didn't want to fiddle with bone-in chicken thighs (skinning them, then later deboning) so I used a couple of boneless chicken breasts. (One large one would have been enough. I ended up making the second, nicely cooked one into chicken salad.) This stew turned out to be delicious and I will definitely make the recipe again.
To go with the stew, I made these: Pumpkin Patch Biscuits.
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Hope you enjoy these recipes if you try them!