So not all plans go well. This past holiday weekend, I was getting a bit
over-confident ahead of myself in the kitchen with a few days in a row on vacation from work.
This recipe started with “so, I bought a lemon…”
I searched and found some recipes. Before dumping everything in I even bothered to brown the chicken !
Crockpots are easy right? Not for me. 3 out of 5 times, I fail.
I was happy to use up all the ‘not minute’ brown rice we had.
Here goes it, dumped in the rice, onions, garlic, chicken stock, squeezed 1/2 lemon and dropped that in for fun. Browned chicken on top, set for 4 hrs on high.
After about 2.5 hrs or so, playing games, etc. I smelled something delicious. It had reminded me that I started dinner, go me !
When it came time to tasting I was no longer celebrating. The rice was yucky. Burnt lemon and/or garlic – just awful That kind of awful you need to keep tasting to see if it’s really bad… oh yeah bad.
The chicken was not so bad a little bit dry, but barely ok. I plated up the two kid plates and attempted to pass it off as nothing was wrong while they were watching tv. No good – I was caught “Mom this rice is HORRIBLE!”. They both tried to
humor me like it, but had peanut butter and nutella for dinner instead.
I bet the chicken is still in the tupperware in the fridge… ah, just put some bbq sauce on it.
culprit verdit could be leaving a whole lemon in there, kinda what it tasted like, burnt lemon rind.
What do you think?
Do you have any crockpot favs or fails ?