Is it burning up outside where you are? We’ve had a heat wave here for the last couple of weeks—it’s been one of those things where I haven’t been able to bear turning the weather on because the weathermen tell me it’ll be just as hot for the next seven days. Whew! And the humidity is just unbelievable.
Unfortunately, we’re also about to have to get an entire new air conditioning system in our house. Ugh. The units are twelve years old and seem to be on their last legs. So it’s just a little bit warm downstairs.
What’s a Southerner to do? Pull that Crockpot out from the cabinet! Yes, usually I associate slow cookers with cold weather because soups and stews are so easy to make in them. But really, the whole point is that it cooks slowly—and without projecting more heat into my kitchen!
In the interest of keeping everyone’s kitchen just a little cooler, I’m offering up:
Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff
Chicken breasts (you could use thighs, if you wanted)
1 can cream of celery soup
4-6 oz. sliced mushrooms or 1 can sliced
1/4 cup cooking sherry
1 package dry onion soup mix
paprika to taste
8 oz sour cream (stirred in 10 minutes before serving)
Sprinkle chicken with paprika. Lay chicken at the bottom of the Crockpot. Combine other ingredients and pour on top of the chicken. Cook for 6-8 hours on low. Serve over rice (and I’d recommend making the rice in the microwave.)
Easy and cool for a summer day!
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
And now I want to encourage you to enter the June contest here at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen! My friend, the talented Avery Aames, has an exciting contest for us. We’re celebrating the upcoming release of The Long Quiche Goodbye and here’s how you can enter:
Avery's "You Be The Sleuth" Contest!
Avery’s first book in A Cheese Shop Mystery series, The Long Quiche Goodbye, debuts July 6. To celebrate its release, Avery is running a contest from June 9 to July 6! You be the sleuth! Track down the recipe on Avery's website that includes eggs, Edam, and white pepper. Enter your answer by clicking on this link: CONTEST ENTRY FORM.
One of you will win a $25 gift certificate at your favorite bookstore. Two of you will win signed copies of The Long Quiche Goodbye. Three of you will win a Long Quiche Goodbye magnet. You can ask friends for help. Spread the word and share the fun. And while you're there, consider pre-ordering a book on Avery's booksellers page.
Here is the link to Avery’s website to help get you started.