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For my crock pot meal this week….

This recipe is from my mom’s friend, Mike. The man is an amazing chef.  I can’t believe I’ve never posted it before. If you want to serve food that tastes like it came from a restaurant but don’t have time to fix it–let the crock pot get your back on this one!! You’ll be glad you did.

I served mine over brown rice mixed with black-eye peas. (For good measure.)

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I almost burnt dinner. I almost cooked it to dinner death. I’d never made cacciatore before. It sounded very Italian and very difficult, but when I looked at the ingredients, I had everything but the chicken breasts and a few canned items. Well, hey! I can do this! I didn’t anticipate getting locked out of the house and overcooking the chicken. But I’ll let you read that in the end results.

Matt "the cheese lover's" plate.

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Years ago, as a missile field cook, a military cop made a request for chicken cordon bleu. He explained it was easy to make on the grill, but could have been speaking Greek for all I knew. I tried to follow his directions and when I delivered it on the plate, he smiled. It wasn’t perfect, but it made the cops happy when we tried to accommodate their requests.

Roll them up, secure with a toothpick.

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A whole chicken? With the insides and the bones? I’d never even tried. It seemed too…..overwhelming. But this year of cooking and the very reason for this blog is to try something different, be bold, take a chance. To cook!

So, I did it.

I cooked a whole chicken. I touched everything. I wasn’t afraid. And it wasn’t as bad or as difficult as I thought it would be. I can do this! I am like my grandmother!

What a scary sight.

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