Don’t we all.

4 Mar
Actual conversation while watching the entire Star Wars hexology (not a word I’ve ever used before):

Gena: I want a lightsaber.
GP: Don’t we all.

Then we ate some stew! This recipe is for Juli, who has recently discovered the wonderful world of slow cookers and loves movies as much as I do. Although I’m not sure about her take on Star Wars. 
Crock pot chicken noodle stew

Prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 4 hours or so. Varies, depending on your pot. 
Servings: 6 – 8

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 yellow onion, chopped 
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed
3 or 4 carrots, sliced thinly in disks
8 cups water
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
2 bay leaves
Cajun seasoning*, salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups dry noodles
Throw everything but the noodles in a crock pot. Turn it on and let it cook. Once the chicken is falling apart when you stir the pot, add the noodles and cook until they are as done as you want them. That’s it!
Vegetarian option – use chickpeas or kidney beans in place of the chicken.
*I use Tony Cachere’s cajun seasoning. It’s mostly salt and red pepper seasoning, so you could easily substitute salt, paprika, and cayenne for the cajun stuff.


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