2 lb. diced, boneless chicken breasts (you could also used cooked chicken from a chicken soup)
3 polish beef sausages/kielbasa, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 red/green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped / or garlic powder – 2 tsps
Small can tomato paste
Large can diced tomatoes (I leave these out as someone has an aversion to tomatoes. I just use a large can of tomato sauce)
3-4 cups chicken stock / beef stock
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 bay leaves
A scootch of Tabasco sauce
2 cups rice
Throw everything except the rice together in the crock pot. Cook for seven hours on low. About 2 hours before you plan to serve it add the cooked rice.
I am trying so hard to be positive and upbeat for my piggy-flu-ridden kids. This is day 5 of the ickie sickies. I am at the point that if I hear anyone call for Ima I may just run and hide. We have been inside for days, only in our own company. As the kids start to feel better, and they are BH, the bickering has started up again. You are sitting in my seat, it’s my turn to choose a movie, I don’t want to eat this I want that, he’s looking at me funny, don’t breathe on me….
Through it all, because they are sick, I am supposed to be extra patient and kind. I have been on duty for 130 hours with absolutely no break. (Or maybe with a 10 minute break to go get them fresh movies). I have slept, but fitfully, knowing they will need me in the night. A dear friend went shopping for me, but I have no energy to make the different meals they want. I made a huge pot of chicken soup and noodles last night. I ordered in pizza the night before. Taking a shower yesterday seemed a luxury.
Can’t ask anyone to come over and help me unless they have had the trayfluenza. BH none of my friends have.
I feel as if I am getting to the end of my rope, and there is not enough coffee in the world to help me today.