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Lemon Pepper Asparagus Chicken
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Post# 994379   5/16/2018 at 14:16 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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After being stored away for years, I finally unearthed my collection of slow-cookers/Crock Pots/cooker-fryers/bean pots and decided that I should actually use them once in a while.

My mom got on the slow-cooker bandwagon in the mid-70's when the fad really came on strong. Who remembers Mable Hoffman and her "Crockery Cookery" books? Mom had a few of them to go along with her two-piece West Bend Lazy-Day slow cooker, which didn't have a piece of crockery on it but instead was an enameled steel pot that sat on top of a warming unit. She loved it and fed our hungry family many, many good meals from that slow simmering pot.

I picked out a Rival Crock-Pot from the 70's that was bright orange with a separate plug-in heat control. I had just bought a cut up whole chicken from our local market the day before, and some fresh asparagus. So this was dinner on Saturday night!

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Post# 994385 , Reply# 1   5/16/2018 at 16:45 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This sounds yummy!  A great way to combine 3 no-lose ingredients - chicken, rice, and asparagus.  I have two questions for you:


First, how would you modify this to use boneless chicken breasts, instead of boned pieces?


Second, is this recipe actually hand-typed on paper?  If so, I love it!



Post# 994387 , Reply# 2   5/16/2018 at 18:00 by Kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Thanks, Lawrence!

I would not really change much if I was using boneless chicken breasts, but if you wold be reducing the weight of chicken that you are putting into the pot, then I would cut back on the chicken stock, garlic and lemon accordingly.

Yes, all my recipes are hand-typed on paper. Of the many things I collect! My biggest and most beloved collection are my typewriters. I have a couple hundred machines and I repair and refurbish them. This was typed on a 1940 Underwood Master - one of my favorites!

Post# 994390 , Reply# 3   5/16/2018 at 18:36 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Kevin-- Haven't had time to watch the video, but have a question concerning your typewriter collection. I am a huge fan of writer William Burroughs, whose grandfather founded the namesake line of adding machines and typewriters. Do you have a Burroughs in your collection?

Post# 994399 , Reply# 4   5/16/2018 at 20:02 by kevin313 (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Hi Eugene - Yes, I have at least one Burrough's typewriter that I can think of. Also have a number of Burrough's adding machines. Burrough's was a company based here in Detroit, and it's office and factory were about six blocks north of where I work. They didn't make a lot of typewriters or for a really long time...very hard to compete with the likes of Underwood and Royal. They really had the market in adding machines and comptometers.

Post# 994403 , Reply# 5   5/16/2018 at 20:59 by LordKenmore (The Laundry Room)        

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her two-piece West Bend Lazy-Day slow cooker, which didn't have a piece of crockery on it but instead was an enameled steel pot that sat on top of a warming unit.


My mother had one of those. She seldom used it, and, in fact, as far as I can remember the only thing it was used for was making vegetable soup. But it was good soup, and I have fond memories of it.


I picked up a West Bend Lazy Day at Goodwill out of sentiment. I'm not sure I've used it, though... I guess it's "like mother, like son"--I've seldom used slow cookers. I was thinking at least this last winter of making vegetable soup in this West Bend...but I never got around to it. One reason slow cookers don't work for me is that they need planning ahead of time--I'm too much of "we'll throw something together fast when I feel like eating!" cook these days.

Post# 994416 , Reply# 6   5/17/2018 at 01:48 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
We hadThe same West Bend,

Never got much use, I use a slow cooker a lot.Asparagus , chicken and rice are a winning combo, I love asparagus any way you can fix it, any green vegetable as far as that goes eXCEPT cooked spinach...NOOOO

Post# 994546 , Reply# 7   5/18/2018 at 14:55 by oldskool (Kansas City, MO)        

Your recipes are always fantastic! I did the Chicken Ziti last week - it was a big hit. This too looks to be another winner. Always looking for recipes to replace what becomes regular and redundant and yours are great! Thanks for your effort to contribute so much to others. It's truly appreciated.

Also, the typewritten pages are a refreshing reminder of great times before these crazy computers that have to be replaced too often and repeatedly provided updated software and operating systems. With a typewriter one just changed the ribbon and kept typing for the most part. My favorite, (while newer than the referenced Royals, Underwoods, etc...) is the Selectric and Correcting Selectric. I still use them for labels, forms or other documents not easily modified for PC.


Post# 994549 , Reply# 8   5/18/2018 at 15:54 by kelly0721 (Lakewood, Colorado)        
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I use a Crockpot often and can't wait to try the lemon chicken. I wanted to ask though is the asparagus mushy after being in the Crockpot for an hour? I like vegetables to be soft, but still slightly crunchy after cooking. I only ask because everything my mom made in the 70s had mushy vegetables. She still makes mushy vegetables. lol

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