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Friday Night Fancy 
Jun. 3, 2011 5:40 pm 
Well most of the family was gone tonight but Jared(the youngest son) had his friend Lincoln over.  So 3 of us ate.  I tried a new slow cooker recipe tonight that keeps the house from getting too hot in the summer and makes for a quick to put together meal.  It was called Orange Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta.  Recipe will follow.  I'd call this a very kid friendly recipe.  But you can't be gone all day like most slow cooker recipes since this one doesn't take a full 8 hours.  Since their was only 1 piece of chicken left, I'd say it's a keeper.  Since there is now a Butter Chocolate Cake in the oven now, guess it didn't make since to try and keep the house cool.  LOL

Orange Chicken with Angel Hair Pasta from Family Circle Mag
2/3 cup sweet and sour sauce
1/3 cup orange juice
2 TBSP quick tapioca
3 pounds chicken pieces, skin removed
1/4 TSP salt
1/2 pound angel hair

In slow cooker, mix sauce, juice and tapioca. Add chicken and toss around.  Cover and cook on HIGH 3 hours or LOW 5 hours.  Remove chicken. Stir salt into sauce.  Meanwhile prepare angel hair.  Drain, return to pot and toss with 1/2 cup sauce.  Serve with chicken and remaining sauce.   

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About Me
I am a self taught cook. I really don't know what happened one day but I decided to try a new recipe every day. I have been doing this for many years now. If we love it, I will file it and use it again. But if a clipped recipe isn't something we just love, it gets tossed because I don't have the room to keep them all.
My favorite things to cook
Everything that is family friendly. I tend to shy away from seafood just because I don't care for it. When my husband wants seafood, we go out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We love to grill in the summer and love entertaining. My husband is from Cali and I from the south. So I tend to switch up the food a lot.
My cooking triumphs
Pretty much everything I make triumphs!
My cooking tragedies
I used way too much phyllo dough one day and it took a long time to find the chicken inside.
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