In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

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I recently had to throw away my electric sauce pan. My mother in law gave it to me for Christmas quite a few years ago. I didn’t use it very much at first. Then I discovered how great it is. We use it at least once a week to make macaroni and cheese in for lunch. The recipe I use has you put the macaroni and water in, then you cook it until the water is absorbed. No draining! Perfect, since the kids usually make it. Even though they are teenagers, I still worry about them burning themselves while pouring a big pot of boiling water into the colander. I also use it for big family meals. It’s perfect for keeping gravy or vegetables are the right temperature.

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I finally finished working on my Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken Recipe.  Check it out, it’s yummy!

slow cooker chinese chicken

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Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken

I have made it a goal to increase my Asian cooking skills. Here’s my latest attempt. Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken. This is a really easy recipe, made with ingredients you most likely have on hand already. Two important qualifications when I’m cooking! lol I’ve made this a few times now, and my family loves it.

Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I’m still working away in my little oven less kitchen. The kids are getting more impatient about getting a new stove than I am. They want to make cookies! lol

We have gotten pizza from the local pizza place a couple of times since the oven broke and we couldn’t make our own. While it is convenient, and easy, it is also much more expensive. And frankly, not as good as homemade.

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

This past week has been a week of adjustments for me. Adjusting to not using the broken oven to cook with. When you’re used to using the oven every day, it takes a a while to get out of the habit of putting everything in the oven.

I pulled some Salisbury Steaks out of the freezer that I had frozen myself the last time I made some. I took it out of the freezer, dumped the frozen blob in the baking dish, and left it on the counter to thaw. I came back into the kitchen a little while later, and realized I couldn’t bake it in the oven. I felt a little bit dumb. lol

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