Edited: Sorry this is posted so late, we were in Vegas this week, and weren’t able to finish it.
I have a fabulous group of book club friends who have supplied me with a ton of delicious recipes, and they have granted me permission to share them with you (thanks girls!). This is a great cold weather recipe. I know we have shared a few soup type recipes already, but the are so versatile for cold weather.
White Bean Chicken Chile
(Thanks Angie & congrats!!!)
6 cans Great Northern Beans
2 small onions
4 cans chicken broth (or bullion to make a scant 8 cups)
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 cans diced green chilies
1 1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
24 oz. sour cream
3-4 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
Throw all the ingredients into a crock pot except he sour cream and cook all day. 8-10 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high, or until you eat it. Add the sour cream the last hour.
Angie’s note: This makes enough to feed an army. I usually only make half for our family and have plenty of leftovers. It’s great for a freezer meal. Just don’t freeze the sour cream.
Teri’s note: I didn’t have cooked chicken, so I threw it in with everything except the beans and cooked it on high for the morning. At lunch I took it out and chopped it and turned it down and added the beans. It was plenty cooked and had great flavor. I don’t love the flavor of green chilies so much, so I dumped them in a strainer and rinsed them, they still gave good flavor without being overwhelming, if you love green chilies just dump them in.
I decided that this week while I was posting my recipe, I would post my first tablescape and join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Here is my table. I have small children, and wanted to make the table kid friendly, so I used my everyday dishes instead of my china. I will list all my patterns, etc. at the end of this post.
This is a view of the whole table (with my too bright sunshine yellow walls….if I haven’t mentioned it, I rent, so some things I have not yet invested in to change, however we will be repainting).
My beautiful cupcake tier that my friend made for me for Christmas was my centerpiece.
Here’s the rundown:
Dishes by Corelle called Callaway (inherited from my Grandma)
goblets pattern called Lonchamps
Salt & Pepper shakers by Gibson called Holly Celebration (part of my Christmas dishes)
Water carafe purchased at a garage sale for 25¢
All ornaments purchased at Dollar Tree
Cupcake tier made for me by a friend (thanks!!!)
tea light holders on clearance last year at Pier One I think
tea lights Ikea
napkin rings (square acrylic risers under tea light holders) purchased as a wedding gift at Mervyn’s
Tablecloth on clearance at Walmart last year
We are participating: