Monday, November 10, 2008

Creamy White Chili

This chili is perfect for these cold fall days! I made it for a girls night out and received several phone calls the next day for the recipe.
2-3 chicken breasts *
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cans Great Northern Beans, drained
2 cups chicken broth
2 cans green chilies
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
I just throw everything (except the sour cream) into the crockpot in the morning. I cook it on low all day. *I use frozen chicken, but you could use fresh as well. When the chicken is done, I cut it up with my kitchen shears. When ready to serve, turn crockpot off, or to warm, and add sour cream. I also add 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese and 4 ounces of cream cheese. I serve mine with Frito or Tortilla chips, cilantro, chopped olives, tomatoes, avacado, and shredded cheese. You can make it as simple or as extravagant as you'd like. Enjoy with some cornbread!

Breakfast Crepes

The kids ALWAYS request this!
My mom made this when I was little and it was always a favorite. You have to cook each crepe individually and I remember mom had 3 pans going on the oven at the same time. Um, can you say multi-tasking? I can barely manage one!

Preheat frying (crepe) pan on large oven burner at medium heat. (use a teflon coated pan, or a good covering of Pam spray - these will stick)
2 cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat & 1 cup white unbleached)
1/8 cup sugar (adjust to your sweetness taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
milk, milk, milk (I'm unsure how much I use. I just use enough to make the batter really runny after mixing everything else above).

Pour batter into center of well greased, hot pan. Hold pan and twist, turn and contort until the batter is evenly covering the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 min. or so, until the edges are brown and lightly cooked. Flip crepe over and cook another minute until just done. They burn easily so watch them.
Remove from pan and prepare with butter and a light dusting of powdered sugar. Roll up and enjoy. Some of my kids like them cut up to eat with a fork, others like them rolled up and eaten with their hands. Whatever works for you and yours!
We also change the filling up whenever we feel like it. I've done butter and syrup, raspberry jam, cinnamon sugar, bananas and whipped cream, etc. . . .You could even do a fruit cream cheese something or other. Enjoy! We do!!