Monday, February 28, 2011

Missy's White Chicken Chili

I've had a couple of requests for the recipe that I use for White Chicken Chili, so here it is :) We LOVE this recipe and I made it many, many times this winter. Of course, I have to give credit to my friend Missy who shared it with me, thanks!

White Chicken Chili
Melissa Cooper
1 Green Pepper
1 Medium Onion
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2-3 lg. Chicken Breasts (cooked and either diced or shredded)
1 or 1-1/2 Cans Chicken Broth
1-1/2 packets of White Chicken Chili seasoning
2 cans great northern beans
1 can corn
1 can Hominy
1 package of softened cream cheese

Boil Chicken in pot reserving about 1/2 inch of water after chicken is cooked and removed. Set Chicken aside to cool for shredding. In pot, add olive oil to water and sautee chopped pepper and onion. Add in all other ingredients (including shredded chicken) except cream cheese. Simmer and Stir occasionally for 30 minutes. Add in cream cheese and continue heating and stirring until all cheese has melted into soup.
Total prep after cooking chicken takes about 30-40 minutes.
Top with sour cream and cheddar if desired.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

And then there were two

Meet Lila, Lila Bug as we call her :) She's a two year old red mini-dachshund and the newest addition to our family. After much back and forth with the local dachshund rescue society (applications, interviews with our vets and home visits...this process took months!) she came to stay with us in January. Even though Lila and Max are the same breed, they certainly have their own personalities! She is, as we like to call it, a bit more vocal (aka barky). Lila also has some skills in the vertical leap, she can jump into our bed! She also is an early riser and early to bed. Max is the opposite, he prefers to sleep until noon and stay up late. They do share some favorites, burrowing under blankets and chasing squirrels in the yard and they both DISLIKE baths and nail trimming.

Lila, ready for a walk:

Lila, in her kennel:

Max, ready to play ball:

Ditto (unfortunately, she does not share his passion for the game of fetch):