Tuesday, December 30, 2008
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) golden hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can 4 oz.) chopped green chili peppers, undrained
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or or thighs, cut into 1" pieces
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 TB fresh cilantro, chopped
1) Place hominy, chili peppers, onion, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, chicken broth, oregano and cumin in a 3-1/2 to 5 quart crock pot.
2) Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
3) Stir in cilantro.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
We have found that the amount of broth is usually not enough for our liking, so we have doubled the cans of broth, as well as the amount of garlic, oregano and cumin. No change in cooking times are needed if you double. We definitely have leftovers with proportionate amounts of broth to "other goodies".
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
If this all sounds like a lot of fun, you are right. It was.
Monday, December 22, 2008
We decided to give the kids their first Hannukah present a little early so they could have time to enjoy it. It was also hidden so we made it into a little game where we gave them clues and they had to figure out what it was and where it was. All of this after they got 1000's of presents from their grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends of the family, etc... Plus they still have 7 more nights and Christmas at Tiff's parents. We are going to have to add a wing onto the house.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Then, through very good friends (www.tolen.net), I stumbled across Blogger and the wheels started to turn in my head. I posted the first blog less than a month ago (while "busy" at work) and through their help got it set up with proper domain name redirection. A big shout out to the Tolens!!!!
So, what is going to be here? Well, pictures and stories about the family for one. I will also have some funny anecdotes and pictures (those will usually have a family tie-in as well). And, also, some opinions on things. I mean, that is what a blog is about. I am trying to convince Tiff to actually become a blogger on this site as well so you can get her point of view on things.
With that, much love......
Mitch (AKA Mitchy The Kid)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Here is the recipe (it is a doozy):
30 oz peeled tomatoes
60 oz dark red kidney beans
30 oz chili beans
30 oz pinto beans
15 oz great northern beans
1 lb hot patty sausage
2 lbs hot Italian sausage
1 lb kielbasa
1 lb chopped pork
1 lb chopped stew beef
1 lb ground beef
2 tbl chili powder
1 tbl rosemary
1 tbl thyme
1 tbl cayenne
1 tbl cumin
1 tbl oregano
1 tbl pepper
1/2 tbl dill
1/2 tbl sage
1/2 tbl celery salt
3 bay leaves
1 can (15 oz) whole kernel corn (drained)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Tabasco
1/3 cup Worchester sauce
1/3 cup molasses
20 oz hot salsa
6 oz cheap beer
relleno peppers to taste (I usually add 1)
jalapeno peppers to taste (I usually use 5 or 6)
4 cloves garlic
1 yellow onion
3 bell peppers (different colors for looks)
a little bit of love :-)
1) place large cooking pot on a low flame. pour the large can of peeled tomatoes and canned beans - including the liquid - into the pot.
2) brown meats in a warmed skillet.
3) while meat is browning, add dry seasonings to the large cooking pot, including bay leaves.
4) stir in all remaining ingredients (including beer), except for onion, relleno, and bell peppers.
5) DO NOT drain skillet before removing the meat. Instead, transfer meat via slotted spoon into the large cooking pot. clean skillet.
6) sauté chopped onion, relleno, and bell peppers in olive oil and crushed garlic in clean skillet. Add to chili.
7) test chili before adding jalapenos, then add them. DON'T FORGET TO ADD THE LOVE!!!
8) simmer chili to desired thickness
9) remove bay leaves before serving.
10) serve with large amounts of cold beer or iced tea and cornbread or French bread.
By the way, the Ravens handled the Redskins rather easily and I was able to win my weekly football pool. :-)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Does this picture of my dad sleeping surprise anybody in the least? This was taken during a trip to the Outer Banks (North Carolina) in a place called Howard's Pub in Ocracoke Island. The funny thing was that there were 20 other guys hanging around and once he fell asleep, we all vanished. The other patrons in the restaurant had a good laugh.