something yummy.

okay, maybe i just want to be cool like most of you who put your menus and wonderful recipes on your blog. i'm impressed. really.
i have a hard time with meals and those who know me well, know i joke often about not cooking. in reality, i think i actually like to cook.
my issues are these:
~i don't like to cook with hungry, whiny kids. and i don't know any kids that don't turn into that at the "mama should be cooking" hour. i look forward to hungrier big kids who hopefully will like spicier foods. :)
~ i'm not naturally a planner. it's usually somewhere around 4:30 that i start to wonder what we're all going to eat that night. (i don't really recommend this when 5 other people are expecting to be fed by you.)
~related to planning, i never shop with a list. many times as i'm leaving the store, i survey the contents of my shopping cart and wonder if there is any dinner food hiding under the cereal boxes, coffee creamer and bread.

so, no wonder i think i don't like cooking...
but i am trying to combat my natural tendencies. because, frankly, i get tired of eating kid food. and i want my family to have decent meals from time to time.
one of my plans is to do one crock pot meal a week. the ideal time is wednesday... when nic has basketball practice from 5-6... and i love crock pot meals because i can do it when the older two are at school.
anyway, everyone but the basketball player liked this one.
so here you go.
now, i have a cool recipe on my blog.

(serves 8)

3 chicken breasts (cut)
2 cans garbanzo beans (16 oz.)
1 small red pepper (chopped)
1 red onion (chopped)
1/3 C raisins
2T tomato paste
4T water
3 cloves garlic (minced)
3 chicken bouillon cubes
2 tsp cumin
1 can whole tomatoes (28oz)
3T peanut butter

Combine all ingredients but tomatoes and peanut butter in slow cooker; mix well. Cook on low 5-7 hours or high 2 1/2 hours. Add tomatoes and peanut butter; continue cooking for 30 minutes, checking that the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Great served over rice.

Let me know if you try it! :)