Thank goodness I did my 20 mile run yesterday! Today was gray and rainy, drizzling on and off all day. It would have been a miserable morning to be out pounding the pavement. Instead, I found myself waiting outside Cheesecake Factory for brunch with my girlfriends. I was there so early that I had time to grab a warm tea and take some random pictures while I waited.
Brunch was so fun! It is always great to catch up with the girls and we could have stayed and chatted for hours. After brunch, I ran some errands. I have been thinking a lot about what I learned during the CHEW tour last weekend. At Karyn’s Raw, Jessica suggested some different superfoods. I found Cacao powder at Whole Foods today and decided to try it. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it beyond smoothies…and maybe add it to some baked goods!? Any thoughts???
When I got home, I found the BOY at the computer, working hard on a law school memo. The girls gave me my birthday present this morning. A Lululemon gift card…HOORAY!!! They know me so well! And the balloon kept Emmy entertained while he worked.
On a chilly day like this, the crockpot is the perfect answer for dinner. I made a two-ingredient crockpot chicken using only chicken breasts and salsa. I debated which flavor of salsa to get, but ended up with the tequila lime flavor on sale at the Jewel. Around 2:00, I poured everything into the crockpot set on high.
The rain continued to pour…
With dinner already started, I put on some comfy clothes and poured myself a festive adult beverage. You’ve gotta love the law books in the background that have taken over my dining room!
A few hours later, the house smelled great and dinner was ready. I am a big fan of the double fork method of shredding chicken and the chicken easily fell apart.
The chicken turned out phenomenal. You will never believe that there are only two ingredients in this recipe!!! I served my chicken over a delicious salad (with tomato and avocado not pictured) and the BOY made a pulled chicken sandwich with provolone. He was super impressed with dinner and was grabbing the sandwich away so quickly that I barely got a picture (hence the blur).
With full tummies, we cozied up on the couch for date night watching the DVRed Bear’s Game.
Two-Ingredient Crockpot Chicken
1 pound boneless/skinless chicken breast
1 jar salsa (I would recommend tequila lime or chipotle)
-Spray crockpot with cooking spray
-Place chicken in crockpot and cover with salsa
-Cook per crockpot instructions for desired time (I did the 4 hour/high setting)
-When chicken is cooked, remove in batches and use two forks to shred. Chicken should easily pull apart.
-Return chicken to crock pot and cook on low for 10-15 more minutes
-Serve over salad, as a sandwich on a toasted bun, or in a quesadilla.
***You will definitely impress your friends and family with this recipe!
What superfoods are you into right now?
How should I use my Cacao powder?