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A month of new recipes

I’m so excited! It’s been a tough summer for cooking with my job, so when it’s done it’s time for a new challenge: a month of never cooking the same thing twice. That’s right, it’s going to be a month of new recipes!

This challenge was inspired by my friend Chris, who came over once with a delicious butter chicken meal to share with me. As I was commenting on how tasty it was, he mentioned that it was a new recipe – and in fact he had never cooked the same meal twice.

I’m not ready for that type of lifelong commitment, but I’m pumped for this because:

  1. I get to cook again! It feels like it’s been so long
  2. Great way to get out of the always-make-the-same-thing rut
  3. Perfect opportunity to try all the new recipes I save from everywhere but never seem to get around to trying

Not sure yet whether this will apply to all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or if it’ll be a dinner-only challenge – but I do know leftovers will be permitted! I doubt I’ll be cooking 3 meals a day for the entire month.

And since I’m so excited, I’m going to begin gathering all the recipes I’ve collected. There will be a paper pile of scribbled recipes but here’s my online list:

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New recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

Another new recipe! I might just be on a roll.

Again, I combined a few different things. Here’s what went down:

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

  • 6 boneless chicken breasts
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions
  • 2 (huge) garlic cloves
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 T Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper
  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 cup water
  1. Brown chicken on the stove in the olive oil. Put the breasts in the slow cooker, add onions & garlic to the pan. Brown, then add spices. Add tomatoes and stir.
  2. Cut up potatoes, carrot, and celery, add to slow cooker.
  3. Add onion and tomato mixture to slow cooker, finish with water.
  4. Cook on low for 8.5 hrs.