I was talking to my girlfriend, Debbie, yesterday and we were bemoaning the gray season that this is....no snow, no sun....gray skies and slush. She said that this time of year always reminded her of used up chewing gum. You know, you've been chewing it for a while and you're tired of it, it's got no flavor and you're just ready to spit it out. I thought that pretty much nailed it for me...so in an effort to share a little flavor, I thought I'd pass on two great comfort foods. We had White Chicken Chilli and Cornbread for dinner last night! Thus, the yellow photo above. (Kenzie made the cornbread and it was a hit!) These are economical, healthy and filling! Enjoy!
White Chicken Chilli
1 medium onion, finely chopped (I use frozen chopped onions...saves time)
1 4oz. can green chiles, chopped and drained
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cans Great Northern beans (you can soak your own overnight to make it even more economical)
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
3 TBSP olive oil
3 TBSP flour
3 cups chicken broth
In a large pot, cook onion in oil for 4 minutes or until transparent. (don't brown the onion) Add chiles, flour and cumin, cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add beans (rinsed) and chicken broth; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Add chicken and cook until hot. Garnish with sour cream or salsa if desired. Serve with Kenzie's Cornbread.
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup corn meal
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
Heat oven to 400. Grease 8 or 9 inch pan. Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, oil and egg, mixing just until dry ingredients are combined. Pour batter into prepared pan...allow to rest 10 minutes before baking. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm....enjoy!