Monday, October 8, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

Hello folks, how is everyone doing on this lovely Monday? We had a great weekend...complete with a date night Saturday evening! Drinking wine at the top of Matt's office parking garage...sounds romantic, no? Actually, we were watching a spectacular fireworks show from the nearby stadium, and his office was the perfect, (and free), location to camp out with our beach chairs and our bottle of wine! We had a great time!

Today, I'm excited to feature a gluten free recipe from Megan. Megan blogs over at Absolute Mommy. Megan blogs about all things revolving around motherhood, pop culture, and her obsession with Instagram.

(Image credit Megan)
She told me she was shocked (and humbled...awe, thanks Megan) when I asked her to contribute a recipe, because when it comes to cooking, she "fakes it, til she makes it" (lol).  Today she's going to share a great crock pot recipe for fall.  It's simple, easy, and the ingredients may already be in your refrigerator or pantry as we speak.  Can't get easier than that right?  And the big plus... it can be made 100% gluten free which is a big plus for Megan, since she's gluten intolerant. I know I have a couple of readers that are always looking for a good gluten free recipe, so I hope you guys enjoy today's recipe!

 (Gluten Free) Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggie Soup
 6 chicken breast tenders
1 cup frozen sliced or diced carrots
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen cut green beans
3 Tbs Minced Onion or 1/2 chopped raw onion
1 tsp sage
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 32 oz box chicken broth (gluten free)
1 c. water
2 cups white or brown rice cooked (optional)

Place chicken, veggies, broth and water in slow cooker and stir.  Then add all spices, and stir. Then place the lid on and set for high 4-6 hours. When the chicken starts to float on the surface, sometime after the 4th hour (if cooking on high for 6 hours), check it to see if it's done.  If it's done, shred or cube chicken into pieces. Serve with bread (gluten free or not), or over rice.

(Image credit Megan)

Another perfect fall recipe, right? This sounds delicious! In case you need some gluten free goodies to go with this, you can visit Absolute Mommy for GF Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, GF Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, or Nutella Crispy Rice Treats.  

Thank you so much, Megan, for sharing all of these gluten free recipes with us! I can't wait to try out this soup. It sounds like the perfect comfort food dinner! And comfort food always makes me happy!


Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

Heeyyy I know Megan :)

Candice Moretti said...

OOh I love a good slow cooker recipe! Yum!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

I happen to think that drinking wine with your hubby on the top floor of a parking garage sounds PERFECT! And a fireworks show to top it off! I hope you took pictures! You guys are the cutest!! xoxo

Carlie said...

I'm making this this week! Yum! Thanks for doing a gluten-free!

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