Manic Monday Recap: Why I Love My Crockpot
Monday, the day it all starts over again. I don’t know about you but my Monday’s tend to set the tone for my whole week. I rarely if ever dance Monday nights so they end up being my one day to accomplish everything. I do my food shopping for the week, I hit the gym because duh, “Never miss a Monday!”, and try my damn-dest to run all of my errands. Yesterday, though, was a Monday of epic proportions. I spent the first four hours of my day in Midtown Manhattan, in a room with twenty other people and a whole lot of CPR dummies. I have to be CPR certified before I can register to take the exam for my fitness certification. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the class, but I have to give the guy who taught it props. He managed to make four hours of information about cardiac arrest light and humorous at the right times. Somehow the time flew by. Oh and yes I am now CPR/AED certified. Woo Hoo!!!
After class I had a whopping 3 hours to drop off a package to UPS, go to the bank and of course since I was in the city squeeze in lunch with my partner before heading back to Brooklyn for one of my final sessions with my trainer at 4pm. After which I still needed to hit the grocery store, shower, make dinner? and make it to my swing dance class by 8:15. Ahhh! My entire day was a race against the clock. By the time I left the gym, hit the store for groceries and made it back home it was already 6:15. This left me with a little over an hour to shower, get my ass to swing class and make dinner for after. I know Crockpots were the 50’s housewives dream come true but I like to believe that they were made for the Hustlers. Throw everything in, turn it on and you still have 3-8 hours to get back to doing what really matters. Living that hustle life. I have ton’s of go to crockpot meals that I repeat endlessly, but this was a new one. I knew I had veggies at home so all I needed to pick up to make a meal was chicken thighs! Boom! Dinner!
- 7 skinless bone-in chicken thighs
- 2 cups baby carrots
- 3 heads of broccoli chopped
- 1 medium onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- salt & peper to taste
- Put carrots, broccoli and onion in lightly greased crockpot
- Mix chicken broth, white wine, garlic and thyme together, pour over veggies
- Rub chicken thighs with paprika, place on top of veggies
- Put on lid, set crockpot to high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours and get back to life!
We were so ravenous by dinner time I forgot to get photos of the complete meal! Woops! It was delicious!