Monday, February 26, 2007

Dinnertime Dilemma?

We've all been there. The pressure is on to produce a thousand words by close of business day ... and the "emergency" frozen dinner was used for last week's emergency! So, what do you feed your hungry family tonight?

Deadline's a Comin' Sante Fe Chicken

Throw this in the crockpot (preferably with those handy little no-mess liners you can find in the grocery store right next to the Saran Wrap) in the morning, and when dinner rolls around you're all set to go!

Place in the crockpot in the order listed:

4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 bag baby carrots (or 3 regular carrots, peeled and coined)
1 large onion, diced
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole-kernel corn, WITH juice
1 package (about 1 pound) chicken -- boneless breast or thighs, fresh or frozen
1 tsp coriander (dried, ground cilantro seeds -- optional)
1 16-oz jar of your favorite salsa. Spread to cover chicken completely.

Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, or on high 4 hours. Serve with fruit salad and tortillas. Bonus: Tastes great for lunch the next day, too!

OK... now that our housekeeping chores are done, let's take a look at what's going on at Canticle today!

I'm working on a feature on Alice von Hildebrand for our May issue, and would like to find someone who has read her book The Privilege of Being a Woman and would like to write 250 words or so about it, including a favorite short quote to give readers a taste. If you're interested, contact me at [NOTE: A reader has now come forward to write this for me. Thanks!]

Psst... Have You Heard? We are eternally grateful to God that Johnnette received 100% of the money she needed in her latest appeal. Thanks to all those who responded with love and true charity. While it was never a possibility that Canticle was going to fold (or that we were going to stop paying our writers), we are thankful that the financial situation has eased for this dear lady, who has so many other irons in the fire right now. Thanks for your continued prayer, support ... and subscriptions!

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Thanks ... and Happy Trails!

1 comment:

Karen E. said...

I'll definitely be using the chicken recipe. Thanks.

Now, back to writing (why is it I find so many good things to read when I'm supposed to be writing?) ;-)