Savory and delicious.
This was another great Sunday night dinner for last week.
Crêpe Fear – the fear of making something outside of your comfort zone for the first time. And having it be perfect and delicious.
Also, the fear of being terrorized by maniacal and vengeful French pastries.
Rice is perhaps the most common food staple in the world. It’s the single most consumed cereal grain on earth, and it’s many varieties are used in different cuisines the world over. I’ve been known to stuff my fat face with fried rice, red beans and rice, and even Rice Krispies a time or two. This particular side dish, while it won’t feed the world, will certainly liven up that boneless, skinless chicken breast that’s taking up space in your freezer.
Growing up on a farm, having fresh-grown asparagus whenever I wanted was something I grew up accustomed to. It’s just how we rolled down on the farm, ya’ll. It has always been one of my favorite vegetables – if not my top favorite. And, fresh asparagus always heralds the arrival of Spring. That, and Bradford pear trees blooming. And irises blooming. And Passover. And Easter. And spring break . . .
This soup is the perfect meal for the cold weather this time of year. Now that January and February are over, it seems like only a matter of days before a spring time mentality will start setting in for everyone here in Chicago – and elsewhere for that matter. But it will probably be awhile before Mother Nature catches up. Le sigh.
This is not your average chicken and white bean chili. Chicken and white bean chili happens to be my favorite kind of chili – and I’ve made it lots of times and have always been happily satisfied with what is usually a lighter-colored version, often with green chilis (mmmm, green chilis), cilantro and lots of cheese. It’s always delivered and I’ve always felt pretty darn good about myself for making it. And then I found this recipe over at Foodnetwork.com and my chicken and white bean chili-eatin’ life will never be the same.