Sunday, January 9, 2011
This must be love 'Cos it's really got a hold on me
I think we've had maybe (if you add them all up) 2 weeks worth of cold weather this winter. Cold for us, not all ya'll that live in places where it freezes or get snow or something awful like that. I'm talking, mid to low 50's with wind and rain or just gray skies. It's the damp that makes it feel so bad. And it's so warm he rest of the year that you just get used to warmth, so 50 feels COLD.
Really tho, anything much below 80 and I'm not too happy.
To help stave off the cold (and to break in the surprise pans my DH bought me!) I made some "white chili". He knows the way to my heart is thru practical gifts that are kitchen related! Just like I know the way to his is thru a well cooked meal.
1lb navy beans in the crock pot on high with 1/2 gal water till beans are soft. (I drained the beans after)
2 cans black beans drained (forgot to add some dried into the crock pot when I started it)
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 large onion diced small, caramelized
1.5 lb chicken breast cut up into bite size pieces sauted in with the onion, and 2 packs of that Sazon seasoing, and a packet of Ranch Dip (the dry mix)
1 lb bacon, I cooked mine in my new Pampered Chef Bar pans (DH got me both sizes!) and cooking bacon in them is the fastest way to season them. Just get the broiler hot, lay the bacon flat in the pan, and keep peeking on it till it's crisp. Then chop into bits.
1 box chicken stock, and about 1/2-3/4 box beef stock (had some left over in the fridge, you can do all chicken stock)
all that in the crock pot to heat.
I'm thinking about making some cornbread to go with this, but I'll do that a bit later. You can find the recipe here.