Wednesday, January 18, 2012

snow day.

We are snowed in. Well, not really. But we have a lot of snow. A lot for Victoria standards. I love it. It's beautiful - I especially love it if I don't have to go out in it. But, I do. Nowhere really exciting - just work, walking the dogs, and that's about it. Wow, life is boring.

The dogs love it. They have been digging in it. Rolling in it. Wrestling in it. The thing that happens when they are rolling, digging, wrestling is that they get snowballs stuck to them. Mostly on their feet and their bellies. They're not the most fun things to pull off of them - and they don't particularly love having them pulled off. That's the price you pay I guess for loving the snow.

Things that I do when it snows:

- dislike driving in it, BUT, loved being driven by someone else
- shovel my neighbour's pathway. Not, THIS neighbour. Our neighbour Lou and Evelyn. They don't have a car, so they just need their sidewalks done.
- drink hot chocolate when I come in from the cold
- dress Jozie in a sweater
- wear a toque
- wear winter boots with my pants tucked in
- drive like a 90 year old

Week two of Chris making dinner in the slow cooker. What a treat.


One Pot Wonder Chicken Catch-a-tori

3 chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts - cut into pieces
1 can of tomatoes - we used San Marzano - if you can find them - give them a try, they are deelish
1 onion - chopped
1-2 cloves of garlic - minced
3 peppers - chopped
1 tbsp of italian seasoning
Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp - or however much you like
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

In your slow cooker, add everything but the shredded mozzarella. Cook it on auto - or whatever level your slow cooker has, and let cook for 4-5 hours.

Just before you are ready to serve, cook your pasta until al dente. Add the mozzarella, place the lid back on, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.

This was a super flavouful dish, it made the house smell divine, and was super tasty.

Alright, be safe in the snow (if you have some).



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