Saturday, October 31, 2009
I have to tell this funny story.... I told my husband that I was making a new chili recipe called White Chicken Chili. He immediately turned his nose up at the thought of me changing from our traditional chili! So in addition to my new recipe, I also made him a pot of regular chili.
Well, after tasting the soup, I knew Scot would love it so I told him that he just HAD to try it. I gave him a bite and LOVED it. He fixed himself a bowl (or two) and never even ate a bowl of his beloved chili!
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon oil
3 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream.
Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.
Friday, October 30, 2009
S won 2nd place in the cookie division. She made her Sensational Brownies. You can click the link for the recipe.
Congratulations girls! You both did a fantastic job and I am so proud of you!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Yes, even my 6 and 7 year olds entered...they wanted to, so we found some simple things they can do by themselves. (The requirement is to do the ENTIRE entry by themselves!)
Today we will find out the results of the contest. I will keep you posted if they win, but even if they don't, it was such a good experience for them...and a fun one at that!
This is E's 3rd year entering. and she did a fantastic job! This year she made an Asian Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars, and Chocolate Toffee Bars with Peanuts.
S entered S's Super Quick Peanut Butter Dip and S's Sensational Peanut Butter Cookies.
(The ladies were so sweet and helpful. This is one of the ladies getting S signed in.)
B entered B's Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins.
If you want to try any of their dishes, I will be posting the recipes on our recipe blog. Trust me when I say they are delicious!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
They have been planning and practicing their designs for the last couple of days and started the painting process yesterday.
Today, they are painting away putting the finishing touches on their masterpieces!
I will show you the finished products later...they are due in just a few hours!!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
We had a blast - even if we did freeze ourselves to death!
M was adorable when she finally would get the ball in the hole (after a million hits), her face just beamed with pride and then she would do this....
Saturday, October 24, 2009
It is finally feeling like fall! I can now justify wearing jeans and can finally wear my favorite sweaters and/or long sleeves! I just hope the nice cool temperatures stay around for a little while at least!
I have had my fall decorations out for the last several weeks, but I kinda felt foolish seeing as the temperatures were in the 80 and 90's!
I love to display pictures of the kids from past fall seasons...
and to put pumpkins in jars with a bow as an extra touch.
On the dining room table, I placed fall colored leaves in a tall bucket sitting on a wooden tray filled with pine cones.