The Shop Tart made it to the meeting in Eau Claire, but couldn’t stay until the part about the Palmetto Compress building. It was totally worth going, because those things can be interesting, if you are like the Shop Tart. The room was packed and she had to sit on the floor.
Fun Fact: A lot of people seemed to have had foot surgery or foot issues, because a lot of them were wearing one regular shoe and one strap-on boot-type thingy. Is this really that common? Apparently. Oh! And if you’re curious about what went down at the meeting, check out Jeff Wilkinson’s article in The State. Or watch the video on WLTX.
If you are so inclined, please share your opinion in the comments section below about what you feel should happen to the building or any other comments you have on city development and historic preservation. Columbia is changing at a rapid rate and we should all pay attention to the direction it’s taking. So…what do you think?
In other news, the Shop Tart has had a very busy week and she was looking forward to last night’s burlesque show at 701 Whaley Street, a What’s Love production that benefited Trustus Theatre. She started at the bar at Cola’s with fun friends and a delightful prosecco.
The show at 701 Whaley Street was awesome, incredibly entertaining. The crowd was a lot of fun, too, really in the Valentine’s spirit.
Because of her busy, busy week, the Shop Tart was particularly thankful for her slow cooker. She had to replace it recently after a certain someone — NOT HER — broke the ceramic liner. Her Kitchenaid model had been discontinued and she didn’t want the new one. Thank you, Ebay!
Earlier this week, she mentioned her peanut butter chicken recipe, made in the slow cooker, and several of you asked for the recipe, so here you go! (The Shop Tart has it scrawled on a piece of paper. Years ago, she used to post on mommy boards, because she was clueless about raising children and those ladies were dropping some serious knowledge. Anyhow, one of them posted this recipe and it’s become a family favorite.)
Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Chicken
Brown 8 chicken thighs (or about 1½ to 2 pounds of boneless chicken breast, if that’s what you have) in one tablespoon of oil.
Add the following to the slow cooker:
- 1 chopped onion
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chiles (like Rotel, y’all)
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
Add a little salt, especially if your peanut butter is the natural kind, with no salt added. Put the chicken on top, turning it to coat.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
Serve over rice, cous cous, quinoa, or your grain of choice.
The best thing about a slow cooker is when you walk in the door after a long day and smell dinner cooking. It’s like having a personal chef or an unemployed roommate. Hooray!
So, what are you doing this weekend? Want to see a good play for a good cause? The Shop Tart has two tickets to give away to The Vagina Monologues at USC. Proceeds benefit Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands. How can you get the tickets? It’s so easy! Be the first person to email STSM’s Elizabeth and let her know you want them. Ready, Set, Go! And if you don’t win, you can get your very own, reasonably priced tickets here.
Read more about the show, and the latest at Trustus, in Otis Taylor’s article in The State.
Thus ends the post containing the most random assortment of things ever. (Burlesque! Slow cookers! Vaginas!)
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Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!