Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Quarts and quarts....



I hosted a canning day today in my kitchen.
My daughter, my daughter-in-love, and a friend came to can peaches and pears. We ended up with 40 quarts of peaches and 14 quarts of pears. Now the girls are planning an apple sauce canning day! (And I'm lovin' it!)

For lunch I had a nice soup simmering in the crock pot so we could eat "on the fly."

CREAMY WHITE CHILI

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into ½ inch cubes (or any chicken you like)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 cans (15 ½ ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can chicken broth (14 ½ ounces)
1 -2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. ground oregano
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
½ cup whipping cream

In a large saucepan, sauté chicken, onion, and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasonings. Bring to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and cream.
Serves: 4-6

*For the crock pot, I dump all the ingredients in (cook chicken first) and set on high until it starts bubbling and then turn to low. I usually don't add the whipping cream, but instead pour in a good cup or two of whole milk to the soup pot. Just before serving, I add the sour cream or allow the eaters to add their own. I like to serve it with tortilla chips and grated cheese on the side.

*I have also added corn to this soup. Yum!

9 comments:

  1. Oh this is one I'm going to copy for sure. Looks so yummy!!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time with the girls. Don't you love lining those bottles up at the end of the day and just standing back to admire your handiwork?

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  3. Oh my family would love this. Thank you xoxox Clarice

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  4. Oh, all of that canning is inspiring! You are so blessed to have those young ladies working alongside you. I just love that! And the white chili sounds truly delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

    Susan

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  5. im-pres-sive!
    Truly wonderful to have that kind of bounty, and to work alongside your lovely girls!
    Enjoy the fruits of your labour this winter!
    love,
    Joanne, who has admired your little peach and thinks she is just grand!

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  6. Seeing all those lovely canned peaches made my mouth water! My mom does alot of canning, and next year I hope to learn myself. And thanks for sharing that recipe, it sounds delish! Oh, and I'm a long time pen-pal of Grace's, and that is how I cam across your blog. :)

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  7. Canning is sooo much more fun when done together ~ how wonderful! Do you leave the skins on your pears when you can them? My pear tree is looking good; not sure yet what I will do with the pears.
    I love white chili too, now I will have to make some soon!
    Deb

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  8. Oh how fun! Lucky you! they look good! Thanks for the chili recipe. It sounds delicious. It's getting chilly here...;)

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  9. This looks like a great chili recipe. Thanks for sharing!! :-) Your posts bring back memories (you-tube!)

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