The Cook Awakening

Archive for September, 2013

Save Yourself Slow Cooker Chicken

September 5, 2013
Posted in: Integrating Lifestyle Changes, Life on Life's Terms, Recipes, Seasonal Change, The Simple Kitchen

I’ve been feeling done lately. Just done. I don’t want to cook, I don’t even really want to eat much.

Some of it’s the heat (which is thankfully starting to abate). It’s definitely the humidity, which is continuing even as the temperature is dropping. It’s the busyness of getting in the last events of the summer while preparing for the school year’s beginning. Then there’s trying to keep up with a hyper fertile, crazy huge pear tree that came with the house we bought three years ago. I’m starting to wonder if maybe we could just sell the tree.

Pears in a pot

20 quarts of windfall pears – just one batch of too many to count.

But, I just can’t let the pears rot, so I’ve been chopping, cooking, drying, leathering, juicing and reducing batch after batch of windfall pears. And I don’t even eat the things. Can you tell I’m a little over it?