“If you don’t like my standards of cooking, lower your standards.”

Our women’s lunch group was computing the number of meals we’d cooked in our lifetimes.  Those of us who were over 50 (all of us) were taking 3 meals a day times 7 days a week times 52 weeks a year etc.  Good thing I’m not too good at math or I would’ve been suicidal.

OK.  I did have to deduct days for eating out and eating at other people’s homes and good behavior.  Strike that good behavior thing.  Not a significant factor except in prison.  Attitude check.

One of the women in our group kept smiling, even when we decided that at our next luncheon we would share our favorite, easy recipe.  Bring 5 copies we reminded each other.

Well, wouldn’t you know.  Miss Smiles brought the easiest recipe.  She said she’s into easy and has a whole stash of these.


1 chicken or your favorite chicken parts

1 jar of salsa

crockpot on high


4 hours

I’ve got to say that I love this recipe because there are so many flavors of salsa that you can serve this as a different recipe every time you find a new flavor!  Just add a different veggie on the side and your family will think you’re a chicken genius.

Make this recipe, for instance, with chicken thighs and mango salsa so you can post it on your blog.  Forget to take a picture until the leftovers are in a jar and in the freezer and …  I’m working on it!


Jar of frozen chicken in mango salsa.  Yes, you can freeze food in jars as long as you cool the food first in the fridge and leave some space at the top of the jar for expansion when the food freezes.  Ask me how I know.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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