Crockpot Queen

Yesterday, my Google calendar was so packed, it didn’t all fit on the screen.


First thing…a phone conference with a potential Day Of wedding planner.  It is clear to me that I want someone else running the show that weekend and finding the right person and one that I can afford will take some effort.  At the same time, I got this week’s lunch into the crockpot.  I got a new crockpot yesterday (which has me super excited) but I didn’t have it cleaned and ready to go yet in the morning.  By the way, have you heard about the new wireless crockpot?  I will be registering for one FOR SURE and perhaps changing the title of my blog to Crockpot Queen : )  Crockpot brand if you’re listening…I’m happy to be a tester for you!!!


Next up, I was excited to get my sweat on for my weekly training session but had to wash up quickly to meet a DJ for a wedding interview.


Two and a half hours of music and lighting talk later, I was thoroughly overwhelmed and yet super excited for our wedding which is over a year away.  I had barely enough time to walk in the door and shower before my mom scooped me up (since I wasn’t ready she kept busy playing with her favorite kitty).  We drove out to Geneva to meet up with friends at All Chocolate Kitchen.


I have heard only amazing things about this place and was psyched to dig into my dark chocolate sea salt gelato.  It was unbelievably tasty!  And there are plenty more things for me to come back and try.  We had to eat and run to make my 4pm appointment to try on wedding dresses.  This appointment was way more successful than my first appointment and I found a few dresses that I liked but I’m still looking.  After dresses, I had one last appointment with another planner…Ahh!  It was a long day!

I had the BOY’s help in finishing up my crockpot meal, which turned out fantastic!   Needless to say, I crashed into bed last night.


Meal Planning 9/30/14

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday

Wednesday: BBQ Ribs and Veggies

Thursday: Dinner on the Go

Lunch: Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

From Foxes Loves Lemons


3 garlic cloves, minced

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes (I used 28oz)

1/2 pound (raw) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used 1#)

3 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup chopped white onion

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy!)

4 ounces (uncooked) dry whole wheat penne pasta


  1. In slow cooker, stir together garlic, bell pepper, crushed tomatoes, chicken, broth, onion, 1/3 cup cheese, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Cook on high 3-1/2 hours or on low 7 hours.
  2. Transfer chicken breasts to cutting board and coarsely shred; return to slow cooker. Stir in pasta. Cook on high 30 minutes longer or until pasta is cooked al dente.
  3. Serve garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and chopped basil or parsley.

*I think that you could add in spinach!


What do you think about a wireless crockpot?

4 thoughts on “Crockpot Queen

  1. I love the idea! I too have limited counter space so it would be wonderful to be able to put the crockpot anywhere. I am definitely going to try the soup ( minus the cheese for my dairy free DD). It sounds wonderful.

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