For the busy student or young professional, it can sometimes be a huge hassle to find time to cook a good meal for yourself. The best kitchen invention of all time (I guess that's debatable) for busy people is the Crock Pot. Even for the culinarily challenged, good meals are attainable by throwing a bunch of random stuff in the slow cooker and letting it stew all day while you're out living your life. Then, HARK! You come home to delicious smells and delectable food.
(Of course, you should always be super careful - read up on slow cooker safety before you attempt any magic!)
Here's a great recipe for those hungry people who may not have the energy to cook in the evenings:
Parisian Chicken (from Food.com) (it also goes by various other names!)
• 6-8 pieces chicken, skinned
• 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
• 1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1/2 cup vermouth or 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 2 tablespoons onions, minced (optional)
• 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
• 2 tablespoons flour (up to 1/4 cup, larger amount if making in crockpot)
1. Mix soup, mushrooms, sour cream, wine, onion and garlic, pepper to taste, and flour in crockpot or casserole dish.
2. Add chicken and make sure all pieces are coated with mixture. Sprinkle top with paprika.
3. Cover crockpot or casserole. Cook on low setting in crockpot for 6 hours (or you can start with frozen chicken and cook for 8 hours in crockpot) or about 1-1/2 hours in the oven at 375 degrees (deeper casserole dishes take longer than flat ones).
4. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice or noodles.
Sounds pretty easy and tasty, right? I think even I can handle this one :)