I know we're all here because of the music, but we all have to eat, right. And as I'm probably happiest cooking, I do a lot of it, and I love to hear what other people cook for their every day dinners. I'm not a particularly fancy cook - I can do that stuff, but I prefer a more homey, rustic style as opposed to composed, fussy dishes. I'm also trying to use my slow cooker more often, for the ease of it.
This morning I woke up with a desire to do something with some chicken legs I've had in the freezer. I envisioned a spicy, sweet, sticky sauce, done in the cooker. To that end, I rubbed the pieces of chicken with a mix of garlic and onion powders, salt, pepper and cayenne and then put them in the slow cooker to slightly brown. Once they get browned, I plan on making a sauce to finish up the cooking. For the sauce I will saute a chopped onion and minced garlic till soft and translucent, then add a half cup or so of strawberry preserves, a glug of sweet chili sauce (a recent discovery that I love and can't believe I never used before - get it in the Asian section or at international groceries) and perhaps some lemon juice to cut the sweetness and thin it out a bit. After it's reduced a bit, I will pour it over the chicken in the slow cooker and leave it on high to reduce it further.
Wish me luck and tell me what you're cooking (or bringing in or eating out!) tonight!
Oh, and to tie it all up with music, what do you listen to while cooking? I often cook on Tuesdays to International Pop Overthrow with Annie Z, but I will also admit to bellowing along with some classic rock in the kitchen occasionally. I find Rush particularly inspiring. ; )