Thursday, March 5, 2009

White Chili

Sooooo good...

White Chili

2 pounds dried great northern beans (6 cans)
1 ½ cups diced onion
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon ground oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons seasoned salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 ½ quarts chicken broth (1 qt if using canned beans)
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies

Place beans in a saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Soak 1 hour; drain and rinse. In a 5 qt. Dutch oven, sauté onion in oil until tender. Combine seasonings; add half to Dutch oven. Sauté 1 minute. Add beans, broth and garlic; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2 hours. Coat chicken with remaining seasoning mixture; place in a 15 in x 10 in x 1 in baking pan. Bake at 350o for 15 minutes or until juices run clear; add to beans. Stir in chilies. Simmer 1 ½ - 2 hours. Yield: 20 servings.

Monday, March 2, 2009

THE bananna muffins

So here they are the muffins from social studies! don't make the same mistake I did and add all of the brown sugar into the batter, most of it is for the topping. But, as you all still tasted it's still good even with the extra sugar...enjoy

Banana Crumb Muffins

* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 3 bananas, mashed
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1/3 cup butter, melted
* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 tablespoon butter


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.