Today, I had a Saturday to myself, and I was feeling tropical. I decided to make crock pot pineapple chicken. I honestly think this was one of the most delicious meals I have made!
I found the recipe on damndelicions.net. Click here for the original recipe.
I used chicken breasts instead of thighs (because that’s what I had in my freezer), and I used teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce. I didn’t have any chicken broth, brown sugar, honey or pineapple juice on hand. Thus, for the sauce, I mixed teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic, black pepper, ground ginger and sriracha. I only used one chicken breast, so the amount of sauce I had was sufficient. You could give this dish a Hawaiian and/or an Asian spin. I kind of did a mix of both. I would also recommend putting a seasoning on the chicken. I used a Famous Dave’s poultry seasoning, but I’m sure cajun would have been tasty as well. I didn’t fry the chicken in the pan first; I just put it in the crock pot.
This is something I definitely want to make again in the future! Although, I think carving the pineapple into an artsy dish in which to put the meal (as seen in the photo) was way more work than it needed to be.
People who are close to me know that I love red raspberries. They know that I have to eat 2 pieces of wheat toast for breakfast with Smucker’s raspberry preserves and drink a cup of green tea (and that the Smucker’s brand and that it’s preserves are non-negotiable).
When I was a kid, my dad had planted red raspberry bushes in our backyard. I remember crying because there was one day where my sister picked all of the raspberries off the bushes, leaving none for me to harvest. My dad and I would also take raspberry jam and stir it into vanilla ice cream to make raspberry ice cream.
A majority of my summer has involved cleaning. I’ve been sorting through my room and some boxes in the basement because I’ll be a senior in college this year–who knows where I will end up living after school? And I sure know that I won’t want to move all of my boxes out of my parents’ basement.
Now that it is almost August, I will soon be sorting through what I need to bring to college this year (I keep telling myself that I will take less stuff this year, but who am I kidding).
Not only did I have to organize my physical items, but I also had to organize files on my computer. My laptop had been “acting up” for a few months, so I decided that it was, sadly, time to get a new one. That led me to sorting through all of my computer files and transfering the important ones to my new laptop and saving everything else on external drives.
One of my summer goals is to learn a new recipe every week and make dinner for my family. My first meal was a little spontaneous–my mom said that we had a ton of pasta that we could use up, so I had the idea to make pesto.
Okay, I know that as of late I haven’t been updating my blog as frequently as I should. As final exams and the end of the semester are approaching, I once again found my free time being eaten away by 30 page papers and group presentations. Realizing that I needed to be more productive, I tried a social media experiment.