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Salsa chicken in the crockpot and a few other things.

Here’s a bit of a mish mash post for you.

Hooray for another heat wave – not!  It’s sad when you have to turn the AC on in the morning because the temp rises so fast.  It’s not raining, though.  At least there is that right now.

I did get out for an early ride to beat the heat…sort of.  Here is your moment of zen:


Must keep this pic in mind.

Work has still been crazy pell-mell.  It’s nonstop and behind.  It’s like trying to climb up a muddy hillside.  Slogging up the hill almost to the top and sliding back down.  They are hiring some new people, so hopefully that will help, but it gets stressful to be so behind for so long.   I already work 2.5 times the minimum requirement by the company, so I can’t really do much more.

Ever since Phoenix was here, Pixie has made the upper cupboards her new hang out spot.  We were putting away groceries and there she was.


This is the shelf to put stuff out of my reach – note the cereal up there :)

We had that one cooler day on Saturday and I was able to get out and weed the garden for the first time in a while.  With all the rain it is looking good!



Now it will get weedy again this week with the heat :D

I finally tried a really easy meal fix that I have been meaning to do for a while.

Salsa Chicken!

It’s so easy.  You just need a jar of salsa and chicken breasts and a crockpot.

We tried this salsa:



I only used about half of this jar.  Maybe a cup and a half of salsa.

  • Salsa of choice – 1 to 1-1/2 cups
  • 1.5 pounds of boneless chicken breast
  • 1 crockpot

Add half of the salsa to the crockpot. Then add the chicken and cover with the rest of the salsa:



Cover and cook on low for about 3.5 hours.  These were fresh chicken breasts, so they didn’t take long.  I think if you use frozen you could do about 6 hours.

Shred the chicken and return it to the pot.  I decided to use a little cornstarch and water to tighten up the salsa.

Served with cheese and sour cream:



John put his in some flour tortillas.

Then I had some more on a baked potato with a laughing cow wedge for lunch today:



It’s very tasty! You can make it as hot and spicy as you like by the salsa you buy.  I bet it would be good with a fruity kind of salsa, too – like peach!


It’s nice because it makes extra and doesn’t heat up the kitchen, and with it being super easy – what’s not to love?


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