Life is constantly changing, some of it’s slow and not so noticeable and some of it’s big and super noticeable. We are all growing and adapting to best fit into our environment. For me, change is often hard, sometimes its delayed and when all is done, usually it’s for the better.  Well, Sweet Cheeks HQ has had some changes. Lefty has moved out into her own place and Ginger and I stay here and hold down the fort a little while longer. Then, we are off to find our own place. Our new home will be dog friendly, with a small grassy area and lots of light and love.

Creamy green chile chicken

1 package chicken breasts or thighs

1/2 can coconut milk

1 can diced green chiles

3 cloves of garlic

3 dried chipotle chiles-leave whole

4 cubes cilantro (the frozen stuff was way too easy)

1 tsp cumin

salt and pepper to taste


arrowroot powder about 1 tsp

In a crock pot put all the above ingredients except the arrowroot powder. Cook for a few hours then remove chicken from sauce, shred and set aside. In a small pot on the stove cook the rendered sauce  making sure to remove the chipotle chiles, then and add in 1 tsp arrowroot powder. Bring to a boil and continually stir. This will thicken the sauce. Serve chicken on your favorite vegetable and top with sauce.


  1. Nichole F. says:

    Thanks for the post and the delicious new recipe. I recently got a crock pot for the first time in my life and am looking forward to trying this dish out soon. I, too, am in the midst of some big changes, including deciding where to move, and I identify with your “change” theme. I know how hard it can be. Hang in there and stay strong.

    • Shirley says:

      Nichole!!! congrats on your new crockpot. Yipee. They make things so super easy. Good luck on the moving front- moving is stressful(but doesn’t have to be). I’ll work on embracing change! :)

  2. Thomas Paccioretti says:

    Good on you both.

    Yep moving is stressful. I haven’t had to do that in 17 years and thinking about it makes me want to take a nap and hope it goes away. But a couple of things people told me has worked for me in the past with change. In getting a new job, finding a new apartment or new significant other – you will always be better off. You will move/accept/commit to something that is better than you have, otherwise you won’t make the change. Your perfect new apartment/home/job/commitment – while hard to find (and that makes it so more worthwhile) – is waiting for you and you’ll find it – I guarantee it.

    You guys are doing great.