I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Chicken Thighs + Crock Pot = Success!

I tried this recipe today and it is awesome and E.A.S.Y.


3-4 lbs chicken thighs (boneless)
3/4 cup rice vinegar
3/4 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic, peeled and minced (approximately 8-10 cloves)
1 large sweet onion (Walla Walla)
3-4 peppercorns
2 bay leaves


1. Put chicken thighs in the Crock-pot.
2. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours or until chicken falls apart. Serve over rice with broccoli as a side dish.




Rach said...

Mm. Looks GREAT! We had dinner provided by another coworker this evening. I'm so spoiled I'm going to forget how to cook, lol! ;o)

chicken and rice said...

a post after a long time....or i missed something ?
let me check....
the noodles with chicken is my husband's idea of comfort food.

Carrie said...

Yum! I wonder if I can find a soy sauce substitute? I'll have to put on my mad chef hat and concoct something - my kids love dark chicken meat and this would be great for work days. programmable crock pot and rice cooker to the rescue!

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