Chicken and Mac & Cheese Want to cook chicken in the crockpot but forgot to defrost the chicken? I wanted to make chicken with macaroni and cheese in the crockpot. But I forgot to thaw the chicken ahead of time. Some recipes say to put frozen chicken in the slow cooker. There are differing opinions on this. I read an article about the danger of not thawing chicken before cooking it in a slow cooker. To be sure, I defrosted mine in the microwave. The easiest way is to take it out the day before and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Next time, I’llRead More →

Crockpot Chicken, Rice, & Carrots Grandparenting during the days between Palm Sunday and Easter has great benefits. One is cooking for my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters. Like other young couples with busy schedules, dinner can be challenging. While helping with my little grands, stopping in time to fix dinner doesn’t always work out perfectly. Thinking of my daughter’s nice big slow cooker, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Mine (though I love it – it was a gift from my mother-in-law years ago) is much smaller. I looked in the freezer and saw options: a large package of chicken, stir-fry chicken, a package ofRead More →