Good 45º drizzling morning.
Yesterday there was sun for a few minutes then the clouds came in heavy and the rain started about 9am and then it stopped. A Yo Yo Day..... sun, rain, clouds, sun, clouds, sun..............
While I was out taking these pictures ..... there was a Northern Flicker on the fence on the side of the house... interesting bird.
Creamy White Chicken Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4
A smooth and creamy white chicken chili with cream cheese!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 jalapeno chilies, finely diced (or to taste)
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked chicken, sliced or shredded
- 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
option: grated cheddar or white cheese on top when serving
Heat the oil in the pan over medium heat, add onion and jalapeno peppers and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Add the garlic and cumin and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
Add the broth and deglaze the pan by scraping any brown bits up off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon as the broth simmers.
Add the chicken, beans and oregano, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cream cheese and cook until melted before removing from the heat, mixing in the sour cream and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
10 Interesting facts about wine...
Wine makes people happy, i't a known thing - but as it turns out, there are a few cool facts about this alcoholic beverage that you probably didn't know...
The custom of bumping glasses with a “cheers” greeting came from old Rome where they used this method to make sure no one is trying to poison the other (bumping glasses makes the drink spill from one cup to the other). This tradition started even earlier in ancient Greece – where the host was to drink the first cup of wine to show his guests he does not intend to poison them.
The world champion of recognizing wine by smell was crowned in 2003. Richard Juhlin, a sport ed from sweden, was able to recognize 43 wines out of 50. For comparison – second place was only able to recognize 4 of them.
People who have wine phobia are called Oenophobia – and they really do exist. It might sound funny, but this phobia – just like others, cause them a lot of suffering, especially if they go out to restaurants a lot.
Historically this date.....
1945 – World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
1992 – Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress (d.2012)
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress
Later I air fried a sirloin steak and heated some Trader Joe's chicken soup dumplings. Really good!
Then chair, wine, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo