I finished my pediatric dental residency three months ago and life is feeling rather surreal. This is the first time in my life that I haven’t been a student and boy does it feel strange. By strange, I really mean freaking amazing!! How the hell did I make it through dental school and residency? I still remember applying to dental school and truly convincing myself that I would never get it in. Sometimes I worry I’ll wake up and it’ll all be dream…
I started life in the real world, aka my first big girl job, a few days after my last day of residency. Talk about jumping right in. As a result, my summer flew by! Time flies when you’re having fun. Hah! Thankfully husband and I were able to take a mini vacation at the end of August. We did a three day cruise to the Bahamas and back. Although it was quick, it was much needed and I am thankful we got the opportunity to go. Not so sure I would do a cruise again, but it was so nice being able to escape life for a few days. I tried to convince husband that we should move to the Bahamas and I could open a practice there. I obvi did not win this argument since I’m currently sitting on my ouch in Ohio.
In the midst of a crazy summer work schedule, I made these Honey Garlic Cornish Hens in the crockpot and they turned out delicious. This is a recipe that I will be making again. You can substitute the Cornish hens for chicken drumsticks, thighs, or breasts. I served these next to some roasted yellow squash and a salad. Try this when you’re looking for a quick, flavorful crockpot recipe!
- 2 Cornish game hens
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional for spice)
1.Place cornish game hens in crockpot.
2.Mix all other ingredients together in a bowl. Pour over hens in crockpot.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.