I love this time of year when our lilies are in bloom!
Have a great day!
Rainy Day People
More on this week’s Photo Challenge: On the Way.
it is a rainy Memorial Day Weekend here in Manhattan, Kansas. So I thought that a White Chili would be a good dish to serve – fun & casual, flavorful & warming, but not too heavy. I hope that you are having a great weekend!
This flavorful dish is what is traditionally referred to as a white chili (because no tomatoes are used in the base). This vegetarian version, though, is more of a light golden color.
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. crushed garlic
1 sweet yellow onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 c.)
2 stalks celery, chopped (about 1/2 c.)
1 Anaheim pepper, chopped (about 1/2 c.)
5 sweet mini yellow peppers, chopped (about 1/2 c.)
1 jalapeño, minced (about 2 T.)
1 (15 oz) can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. frozen yellow corn, semi-thawed
1 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. white pepper
3 c. boiling water
2 “Not-Chick’n” bouillon cubes
4 oz. low-fat cream cheese
1 ripe avocado, diced (for garnish)
juice of 1 lemon
1 c. chopped ripe tomato (for garnish)
2 – 3 T. cilantro leaves, stemmed and chopped (for garnish)
cheddar cheese, shredded (for garnish, optional)
Enjoy! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Got homemade cupcakes! Got fresh flowers! House and garden good to go! … And we are ready for our graduation guests to arrive. It is always such a happy occasion when graduation guests are with us! Congratulations K-State graduates. We know that you worked hard. Best wishes for success in your future endeavors!
Both despite, and because of, all of the rain that we have had lately, the garden is looking quite lush. I couldn’t help but go out in the drizzle this afternoon to take some pictures. The garden should be gorgeous for Mother’s Day.
… And to my mother, who taught me to garden, “I hope that you have a great day out amongst the flowers, Mom! Love ya.”
Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!
Kentucky Bourbon Balls
Makes 24 pieces of confections
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
2 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/4 c. unsalted butter
2 T. Kentucky Bourbon
2 c. confectioner’s sugar
2 T. dried currants or chopped raisins.
3/4 c. chopped nuts
1. Melt together chocolates and butter, stirring until perfectly smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Bourbon, then sugar until mixture is soft, smooth and glossy. Stir in currants or raisins.
2. Scoop about 2 t. of mixture and roll into a ball. Roll in chopped nuts to coat. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
These confections are a delight to lovers of chocolate & Bourbon and are super easy to make! Enjoy!