Archive | September, 2011

Cola Chicken in Crockpot

5 Sep
This is a good recipe; it’s in a crock pot/slow cooker, it’s gluten-free and it’s chicken.
Here’s the recipe:
Cola Chicken
This made two large servings.
Ingredients:
5 chicken breast fillets (small, boneless, skinless.)
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup rootbeer (or any dark soda, like Coke, Pepsi, or diet will work. I used rootbeer so it would be caffeine free.)
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1 tbsp butter
cooking spray
Directions:
In a medium bowl, mix together the ketchup, rootbeer, and chopped onions.
Spray the inside of the crock pot with cooking spray (I used olive oil cooking spray) and put the butter at the bottom.
Place the chicken in, as spread out as possible.
Pour the sauce over the chicken, and put the lid on.
Place the crock pot on high and cook for 4 hours. (It’s done after three. ) When the chicken is first cooking the sauce seems too thin. However, after it cooks for about three hours it will thicken properly.

Serve hot and enjoy! 😀

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Butterbeer Recipe

4 Sep
For the premiere of the last Harry Potter movie, I finally found a decent butterbeer recipe. This recipe does include alcohol (and you can get drunk like Winky off of it). In the series butterbeer is usually warm, but my final choice was a cold variety. I liked how this recipe was simple and didn’t involve any cooking, or too many ingredients.
Here’s the recipe:
1 shot vanilla vodka
2 or 3 shots of butterscotch schnapps (preference)
1 cup of cream soda
Pour the ingredients in a glass mug, stir and serve.
*please know that butterbeer is very sweet!

Winky the house elf

Some butterbeer passages; for background 😀

First passage with butterbeer:

“Harry and Hermione made their way to the back of the room, where there was a small, vacant table between the window and a handsome Christmas tree, which stood next to the fireplace. Ron came back five minutes later, carrying three foaming tankards of hot butterbeer.
‘Merry Christmas!’ he said happily, raising his tankard.
Harry drank deeply. It was the most delicious thing he’d ever tasted and seemed to heat every bit of him from the inside.”

[page 201, Prisoner of Azkaban, American edition.]

Winky’s depressed scene (part):

“Winky’s eyelids drooped and suddenly, without warning, she slid off her stool into the hearth, snoring loudly. The empty bottle of butterbeer rolled away across the stone-flagged floor. Half a dozen house-elves came hurrying forward, looking disgusted. One of the picked up the bottle; the others covered Winky with a large checked tablecloth and tucked the ends in neatly, hiding her from view.
‘We is sorry you had to see that, sirs and miss!’ squeaked a nearby elf, shaking his head and looking very ashamed. ‘We is hoping you will not judge us all by Winky, sirs and miss!’
‘She’s unhappy!’ said Hermione, exasperated. ‘Why don’t you try and cheer her up instead of covering her up?'”

[page 538, Goblet of Fire, American edition]