Saturday, February 13, 2010

White Chicken Chili w/ #3: The Notebook AND #2: Stardust

Alright, so I know I've done like a million chicken recipes this week, but they've all been knock-outs, so no complaining allowed! It was pure luck that I came across this one. Pure luck, I say! I love Rachael Ray, but I don't usually watch her show because I'm at work when she's on, but one day a few weeks ago I caught her show...LUCK. On this particular show, she looked back at her Top 10 Downloaded Recipes from 2009, and this was one of them. Don't worry, there are about 5 more that I'll be trying and sharing real soon! And just to let you know how good this chili is, Dick professed it to be his all-time favorite chili. You might be thinking, "But he's the kind of guy who will eat anything...and mix anything for that matter!" In fact, he ordered a Mint-Peanut Butter milkshake once, and just like I told him it would, it tasted horrible! But now I'm getting off-track! Anyway, I took it to a Girls' Night In at MJ's house, and they loved it, too. So you can see that this is a chili that crosses barriers, and appeals to cavemen-like husbands and girlfriends alike. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did!

White Chicken Chili
From Mandi Forrester on the Rachael Ray Show

1 32 oz. box chicken stock (low sodium)
3 cans white beans, undrained (I drained & rinsed mine because I couldn't stomach not to and it still worked great!)
5 c. cooked chicken, rotisserie or boiled, shredded
16 oz. of your favorite salsa
1 8 oz. block pepper jack cheese, grated
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
black or white pepper to taste
1/2 c. finely crushed corn chips (optional, if you like your chili thicker)
sour cream for garnish
Place all ingredients, except the corn chips in a pot on the stove over med-high heat until the cheese is melted. When the chili is melted, add the crushed corn chips, if using, and simmer for 10 min. to thicken. Garnish with more chips, cheese, and sour cream if desired.

#3: The Notebook

Do I really even have to tell you why I chose this movie? I'm not going to. If you haven't seen it, you are seriously missing out! It's a classic...even though it's only5 years old.

#2: Stardust

At first glance, this one might not look like a romantic movie, but it is! Sure, there's a lot of other stuff to enjoy - it's a super fantasy! - but the best part, by far, is the love story. I love it because it's just really different (not the weird or crazy kind of different), but still gives me what I want out of a romance. Give it a try, and let me know what you think!


Rachel the Red said...

I like all of your movie picks so far! Good job! But I also like all of your food picks too! The chili was super tasty! :) I'm for sure going to make it!

Bridgett said...

This chili looks so comforting. Perfect for the cold day we are having here!

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