Thursday, March 5, 2009

I LOVE Food!- White Chili

This is the greatest chili -Really - you should try it!

1lb Chicken breasts-cut into bite size cubes
1 med. onion, diced
3/4 t. garlic powder
1 T. veg oil
1- 14 1/2 oz. chicken broth
2- 15 1/2 oz. can northern white beans -drained and rinsed
1 - 4 oz can green chilies
1 t. salt
1 t. oregano
1/4 t. cayenne
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. pepper
1 c. sour cream (I use lite)
1/2 c. whipping cream or half/half (or milk)
instant potatoes (to thicken)

Saute chicken, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink.
Drain and rinse beans.
Add all ings except the creams, and the potatoes
Stir all and bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 30 mins.
Add creams and potatoes as needed.
This recipe is easily doubled.

Let me know what you think. Yummy!

I LOVE Table Runners!

I think making table runners is probably just next to wall hangings or table cloths as being my favorite quilting project.
The reasons:
  • When you've been hoarding fabrics for as long as I have - you can make a runner for "free"-just using your stash.
  • You can quilt a runner using your own little sewing machine.
  • You can get the top cut and pieced in one night and the whole thing quilted the next night.
  • You can give them away cuz they don't really cost anything and don't take up much time.
  • You can NEVER have enough runners - they're good for everywhere in the house.
  • You can sew up seasonal cuties and have several on hand.
  • You can find so many cute patterns out there.