I made two different recipes this week from Mema’s stash but have not gotten the chance to blog them until now. I’m not exactly sure where the time goes but I seem to be missing a few hours out of each day. Anybody else feel this way?
First, it was another chilly day that just screamed for CHILI! I have never made a white chicken chili before so I was excited to try this one. I love this recipe and the boys even liked it (this is a big deal… my kids do not like soups or chili)! Very yummy and hearty – I was full after half a bowl.
Next, I made a cranberry orange nut bread. I had grabbed a bag of fresh cranberries at the store last week and just had to try something new with them. This bread is absolutely delicious! YUM!
1 onion, diced
1 head garlic, minced (that sounded like a lot of garlic to me so I used 10 medium & large cloves)
1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 lb. ground chicken or ground turkey
2 cans great northern beans
1 can navy beans
1 can chicken broth (14 1/2 oz)
2 cans of chopped green chilies
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground red cayenne pepper
2 to 3 c. grated monterey jack cheese
In a large pot with lid, saute onions, garlic, ground chicken or turkey, and cubed chicken until ground chicken is cooked. Add can of chicken broth. Cover and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until chicken cubes are cooked all the way through. Add all spices, beans (undrained), and chilies. Stir well and simmer. Before serving, add 1 1/2 c. shredded cheese. Stir into chili until melted. Serve with extra cheese on top!
Cranberry Orange Nut Bread
2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. margarine, softened
1 T. grated orange peel
3/4 c. orange juice
1 c. cranberries, chopped
1/2 c. chopped nuts
Grease bottom only of loaf pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, & baking soda. Stir in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, & egg just until all flour is moistened. Stir in cranberries & nuts. Pour into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool completely before slicing (this part is very important as we learned the hard way!)