You know why I love my Crock Pot? Simple. No, really. That's the reason...it's simple. Chances are you already possess the very ingredients in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator that will comprise my next installment of Crock Pot Recruiting. Before we discuss the gastronomic details of this next dish, we've got to talk about one of our most important recruits for the 2013 class after whom this dish is named: Brice Ramsey.
By all accounts, Georgia has successfully recruited yet another top-flight quarterback. This kid hails from Camden County and despite the fact they run a very unusual offense down there - the Wing T - Brice Ramsey has all the intangibles that any major college program looks for in a quarterback: Arm strength, intelligence, leadership qualities and...height! His size and abilities are very similar to current LSU quarterback (and one-time Georgia signee) Zach Mettenberger. I read that the kid is 6' 4" and wears a size 16 shoe. You know what they say? The bigger the shoe, the bigger the foot that goes up Florida's
ass backside. Woo Hoo!
Ramsey pretty much shut down recruiting months ago and has been very active in trying to lure some of the top uncommitted prospects that are still on the board. Ramsey will arrive on campus soon as an early enrollee. Once he learns Mike Bobo's system (I blame Mike Bobo for his system) he is odds-on-favorite to become Georgia's quarterback of the future. Of course, there is much work to do between now and then, but he's got the tools. (Speaking of early enrollments, if you want to know more about how this is becoming a hot trend in our Conference, you should read this.) I think this kid needs to be immortalized in food, don't you?
This one is so simple I'm almost embarrassed to claim it as my own. In fact, I can't. My sister got me diggin' on this years ago and I love her for it. Here's what you'll need:
1. Four boneless chicken breasts*
2. A can of Cream of Mushroom Soup**
3. A box of long grain and wild rice. I also like to add a little extra wild-rice.
4. A small to medium onion, finely chopped.
5. 1/3 cup of white wine. For the love of Kendall-Jackson (UGA, '86) don't use that white cooking wine! That's blasphemy. Get yourself a nice bottle of Santa Margharita if you're rich. If not, Ecco Domani makes a very nice Pinot Grigio for about $10-12 bucks. I prefer a semi-dry white wine in this dish, but chardonnay or even reisling will work.
In a Crock Pot (or, slow cooker if you aren't a fan of Rivals;-), place your chicken breasts in first. Then sprinkle the chopped onions on top and add the wine. Cook on LOW for 7 hours, 8 maximum. Some crock pots have timers, some don't. Do not over cook this or it'll be too dry. Just prior to serving, prepare the wild rice according to the package directions. This won't take more than a few minutes and while the pot is boiling, you can have a glass of vino.
When the chicken is cooked, just add the prepared rice into the pot and stir. Serve it up hot. If you'd like to add a vegetable with this, go right ahead. Maybe some asparagus. We at Dawgsports believe in balanced nutrition, the Oxford Comma, good liquor, bbq, and concision in moderation.
As with any dish, you might add a little bit of this or a little bit of that based on your particular tastes. I like a little bit of chopped celery...but Mrs. DtD scrunches up her nose and is just finickity that way...so I leave it out. Anyhoo, this is an extremely savory meal and is very satisfying.
Folks, this dish is so simple, yet so delicious and, again, it's so easy. Some of you college kids who read this blog should ask for a Crock Pot for Christmas. It's truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Let me know what you think. Please give it a spin. Until next time...
...(Dawg) Bone Appetite, Y'all!
*Nebraska fans are welcome to try this dish. Auburn fans, substitute chicken with Alpo.
**There are 3 things every American home should have on-hand: 1. Duct tape 2. WD-40 3. Cream of Mushroom Soup. The more you know...