Jan. 7th, 2009

Slow food

Jan. 7th, 2009 09:52 pm
chavvah: (lick me)
Here is what I made in the slow cooker. I prepped it last night, left it in the fridge overnight, and it cooked today while I was at work, which meant the apartment smelled like dinner when I got home! Living alone, this is a big plus.

As I have mentioned before, my cooking approach is pretty relaxed. I generally just do it by feel. Sorry if this irks anyone trying to follow the recipe.

Throw all this in the slow cooker and mix it up:

3 big tomatoes, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can tomato paste
1 palmful (roughly) dried basil & oregano, or whatever herbs you like
some chopped garlic
splash of olive oil
splash of water
two or three chicken breasts, cut up (more if you want more)

Cook on low for roughly 8 hours. Boil some pasta (I used rotini) and throw it on in there. Toss it, spoon some out on to a plate and shave some parmesan over it.

My mother makes this sometimes, which is where I got it from. She uses spaghetti and doesn't get all fancy with the cheese. She uses canned diced tomatoes, but I had fresh so I used them (which is why I added the water--I could have used broth if I wanted more flavour/salt). Also she puts in more veggies--peppers etc. You could totally do that too. Or mushrooms. The possibilities are endless.

Hopefully she is not making it for me tomorrow, because I just ate the hell out of that business and I still have leftovers.

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