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Monday, February 21, 2011

white chili and a family gathering

 We had out of town family who came to see a basketball game so i made white chili to have on hand. everyone wanted the recipe so i quickly wrote it down  and promised to blog it . there will only be a picture of the finished product however. i made a ton and used more meat than one would need to use. we had 15 of us around so i made a large batch.

white chili ingredients:
1 pound of cannelloni beans, soaked overnight
5 pounds of of boneless chicken breasts and thighs, cubed in 1 inch pieces
2 onions, chopped
8 cloves of garlic,minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
32 ounces of chicken broth
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 can of niblet corn( frozen could be used)
2 orange peppers, diced
2 poblano chili peppers, dice(for heat)
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 bunch fresh cilantro(dried could be used)

i sauted the garlic and onions in the olive oil , then added the peppers followed by the chicken stock , tomatoes with juice corn with juice, and the seasonings except for the cilantro which will be saved till the very end. when this comes to a boil, add the drained beans. i cooked them for about an hour and then added the chicken. when it returned to a simmer, i turned the stove on low and cooked for another 2 hours, covered. i turned the stove off and let it sit for several hours. i reheated it and added the cilantro. i did not add any salt or pepper. it had quite a bite from the poblano peppers and cajun seasoning. it was a big hit!

we had a family birthday.  the birthday girl requested finger food and CAKE. our 12 year old granddaughter made these fresh spring rolls all by her self. we request them from her frequently and they are so good. 
       our son made 2 kinds of venison sausage. low in fat and very tasty. the large slices have cheese in them.
one of our favorites from kristi. turkey sausage stuffed in those tiny peppers that are in the deli sections

 my personal favorite from kristi...she layers pesto, tomatoes and cheese on good local bread and places it under the broiler for a few minutes...soooooooooo good!
 i neglected to take a picture of the tzatziki which was made by our grandson drew to go with his mom's falafel
and last but not least...birthday cake...chocolate,chocolate and chocolate...i tried something different for the glaze...bittersweet chocolate and seedless raspberry jam. i will do that again. so have a piece and enjoy!!


  1. Looks mouth watering and delicious.

  2. so much food talent in one family! Yum!!