Cashew Chicken (Day 22)y


Welcome to Day 22 of 31 Days of Slow Cooking.

Your pets least likable character trait.

It’s thundering outside.  The rain is pouring.  Suddenly lightening lit up the sky.

No one’s home but the dog.  He needs comfort from the scary storm outside.  So what he does he do?

Does he run and hide in the bedrooms of the family members?

No, he decides to run through the doggy door into the backyard where it’s wet, loud, and dark and then bright when lightening lights up the sky.

He goes to his secret hole in the fence that no one can patch up.

Then he runs to grandma’s house.

Either he finds a little hole in the fence and runs into her backyard to her doggy dog.  He escapes the bad storm.

Or he stands at the side door whimpering until someone lets him.

Meanwhile, his owners get a call from grandma telling them that their dog is at her house.

This is one of our dog’s least likable trait.  We can’t believe that he doesn’t run and hide during thunderstorms.  Instead he will run over to my mother-in-law’s house.

When we leave for the day, we have to check the weather before leaving.  If the weather calls for rain, the doggy door will be shut so he doesn’t run to grandma’s house.


It’s early in the morning.  People are trying to sleep.  All of the sudden you start to hear squawking coming from the living room.Or you hear “Nich-o-las,” “”Get off the Computer,” and “Beak Bump.”

You can not sleep because the bird is insistent someone come and pay attention to him.

Then there is the mess all around the stand.  He thinks there are imaginary birds sitting on the ground.  So he throws food to those imaginary birds.

This is my son’s bird’s least likable trait.  He likes people to pay attention to him.  If they don’t, he will either start squawking or talking up a storm until someone pays attention to him.


What is your pet(s)’s least likable traits?


I looked everywhere for the photo I took of this recipe but could not find it.

If you are looking for a yummy fake-out Chinese recipe, this is a great one.

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 lbs. boneless and skinless chicken tenders, sliced into strips (I put them whole in the crock and it was fine.)
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (left this out – It was fine.)
  • 1 c. cashew halves


  1. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  2. Mix the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Pour mixture over the chicken.
  4. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  5. 15 minutes prior to serve, add the cashews.
  6. Serve over rice.

Source this recipe is adapted from.





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