While I hate hype, I do love fall. I am just as guilty as all the other suckers who squeal when they put on that first sweater and sip a warm latte on a cold morning. It’s a wonderful feeling and I can’t deny it.
A wise friend once told me that things were cliche for a reason. As my fall-birthday-sister, with whom I sadly will not be celebrating this year, I knew she was right and go back to this when I find myself fed up with other’s cliche-ness. Instead, I try to embrace the natural good feelings that we all get and come to terms with the fact that just because everyone else feels one way, doesn’t mean I need to feel the opposite.
ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO FALL!!!
Beautiful colored leaves, boots, layers, flannel sheets, hiking in hoodies, whiskey beverages, and chai! Anyone who doesn’t like SOMETHING on this list is lying… or very hot in nature and might not enjoy extra-warming things.
AND of course, you can’t forget the doozie. It may be last, but it is certainly not least.
Good, hearty, nourishing, warm chili. This chili recipe is something a little different. It’s a white chili with chicken and poblano peppers. It is one of the best I have made and also one with the fewest amount of ingredients, which is something I strive for. No need to make things more complicated than they need to be.
Recipe for White Chicken Chili
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 2 large poblano peppers, diced
- 2 jalapenos, diced
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 cup chicken stock
- 3 cans navy beans
- 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded
Sautee garlic and onion in large stock pot until fragrant. Add chopped poblanos and jalapenos, remove seeds if you want things less spicy. When peppers begin to soften, add chicken and cook until there is no pink.
Add chicken stock and beans and turn stove down to low. Let simmer on stove for a minimum of 1 hour. Add cheese and enjoy!
*Like most, this chili gets better and better the longer it sits. Time and patience pay off, grasshopper!
What are your favorite comfort foods for cold weather??