I really wanted to try a gravy based Crock Pot meal like a friend of mine suggested. She asserts that not all Crock Pot meals are acidic. True! After a lengthy discussion, we came to the conclusion that it was the onions and garlic that I’ve been regularly using (the blended parsley that I used in our failed meal was an experiment). I had a couple of jars of chicken gravy that I had bought for Thanksgiving, but didn’t use because we made our own from drippings. I cooked bone-in , skin on chicken thighs with the gravy and some shredded cheese. Nick agreed that the dish was not acidic and he actually liked it. So gravy bases it is!