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November 11 2016 @ 06:00 am
Thankful Day 11: Creamy Chicken Stew  

Let me think. What am I thankful for? This isn't easy. I think I'll be thankful for coupons today. It sounds silly, I know. But I needed a new watch. Mine has been having trouble for a while and I just wanted a good watch that will hopefully last. I seriously contemplated an inexpensive watch but that is what I had last time and it hasn't been the best investment. So for the last year I've been searching and searching for a watch I like that fits well. Yesterday I found one and it wasn't cheap. It was definitely more than I wanted to spend but ended up being just what I could spend because I had several coupons which I was sure I wouldn't be able to use all in one transaction but as it turns out, I could. I literally got the watch for more than 50% off and it wasn't as expensive as it would have been. I didn't feel guilty buying it and now I have a good watch. *cross fingers*

3 boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons butter
4 small red potatoes, cut into cubes (or 2 and a sweet potato)
1 can or 2 cups fresh green beans
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (1oz) package of dry ranch dressing mix (approximately 2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
Salt & Pepper to taste
Parsley flakes
5 slices of cooked crumbled bacon

Mix It

  1. Turn slow cooker to high. Melt butter in the bottom of slow cooker

  2. Chop potatoes, celery. Add to slow cooker. Stir into the butter.

  3. Chop chicken and add to slow cooker. Salt and pepper to your liking.

  4. Mix together soups, milk, sour cream, ranch mix, and garlic. Pour over chicken.

  5. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 4-6 hours. (For stove top cook in a large stock pot for about 40 minutes of until potatoes are tender)

  6. Sprinkle with parsley and crumbled bacon if desired.

I can't eat beef because it makes me sick to my stomach (how I miss it) so I had to find and alterative to beef stew and this chicken stew surpast my hopes. Not only was it delicious but it warms your through.

The downside is there may be leftovers and you will probably want to eat them all.

We didn't do the crumbled bacon because I didn't want to make it but I'm sure that gives it the extra kick.

We did do a rather large sweet potato which gave the stew a great flavor. I highly recommend it.

Oh and here's that watch I got. No, it isn't a $500 watch but a good one that I'm hoping will last me a little while:[Spoiler (click to open)]

Now that I'm hungry, what are you grateful for?
Current Mood: hungry
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Kaylee Winchester: LOTR - Frodo Smileroguem on November 14th, 2016 09:59 am (UTC)
Very nice watch, and yay for coupons!
Jill aka Jo: Arrow: Olicity Never Fail to Amaze Mesireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC)
I do love my coupons and it is best when things dip below the 50% mark.

I just went to the drug store over the weekend for some facial toner and I got nearly 90% off the original price. Yipee!
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on November 29th, 2016 10:44 am (UTC)
90% off? Nice!
We don't have much couponing here, but I tend to keep my eyes open for good sales or free samples.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 2nd, 2016 01:09 am (UTC)
Yep, and then I returned it because it wasn't okay on my skin. Some of the coupons I used you get the money back and they put it on a cash card and I had more coupons. So when I paid for my newest purchase of 2 bottles of hair conditioner and make up remover it cost me $0.09. Crazy!
Kaylee Winchesterroguem on December 13th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC)
Wow, that *is* totally crazy. Very nice bargain indeed.
tracyj23tracyj23 on November 14th, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
Looks yummy. I'll have to try it.

I'm going to have to catch up in batches, as there are frequently days (like the weekend and today) where I just don't have time to comment to all your thankful entries. I will eventually, I haven't stopped reading, just not quite so often. :)
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Minionssireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC)
It was really good. I've added it to my fall/winter group because I need warm meals when I'm cold and this one was so easy and delicious.

That is okay. I'm good with that. I know life is busy. I've actually been posting these in batches because I can't devote time everyday. Problem is I have to do testing on some and get the pictures and such... so I do what I can when I can.

C'est la vie
tracyj23: California - sunset in Santa Monicatracyj23 on November 15th, 2016 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm much the same these days - I get time online usually Tuesday-Thursday but not always much on any of the other days. People are at home or I'm running around like crazy and just check twitter not LJ since it's easier. but I do like to keep up with people's lives and I love reading all these fantastic crafty suggestions and meals so I'm trying to keep up as I can.

I have to try making more soup. Hubby keeps asking for it as he likes soup but I'm really not much of a soup eater so I don't make it. I need more new recipes - pretty much all I have now is chicken soup. *lol* which is good, but we're tired of it.
Jill aka Jo: Movie: Toothless mouth movingsireesanwar on December 2nd, 2016 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm glad someone is enjoying them. I'm only getting a couple people responding so I'm not sure who is loving them.

I love soup but there aren't a lot of variations so I'm trying to find all the ones I can and save them.

I love our Tortilla Soup recipe and I'm trying to gather more.
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 6th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
It's a busy time and I guess not a lot of people have time to be online or spend time writing answers even if they do read. I know I've been skipping a lot of posts, just seeing them and thinking "I wish I had time to say something" but then closing up and heading out to work or errands or whatever.

Thanks! I appreciate your research on new soups helping me too. *lol*
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Dog with glassessireesanwar on December 7th, 2016 11:15 pm (UTC)
I get that. I keep thinking maybe I should make my comments in turned to the LJ look so people could at least "like" the post... maybe.
tracyj23: Four leaf clovertracyj23 on December 8th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
I saw that they added that but I have no idea how it works or I'd use it.
Jill aka Jo: OB: Alison as Sarahsireesanwar on December 13th, 2016 08:31 pm (UTC)
Well, for my journal it looks like my layout so you can't see that Like thing but on yours, I can go to your post and if I have nothing to say I can click the heart and it will tell the person I like their post... I think.
tracyj23tracyj23 on December 17th, 2016 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Come the new year I'll poke around on LJ and figure it out. That tip is helpful. :)