Even Miss Callie stands at the door waiting for an invitation to come inside. Like she has shared she is has never let her dogs come inside. Her dogs have always stayed outside, roamed the woods, and would sit in the driveway waiting to alert her of any visitor.
Guess she is growing weak in her old age. She spread a sheet by the door, opens the door and Miss Callie comes inside the house. Every time she looks at her she wags her tail.
Lunchtime was approaching and she has to eat, does not feel like cooking and nothing sounds appealing. Too cold and wintry for peanut butter. Needs something warm in her stomach.
The Thanksgiving leftover turkey yielded 4 bags in the freezer. She has a recipe for white bean chili and it uses chicken breast and she may have most of the ingredients and decides to prepare this simple chili with the turkey.
She did half the recipe and as usual changes it some. It turned out to be tasty at lunch and the balance this evening.
1 can of white beans - thoroughly rinsed
l 1/2 cans of chicken broth
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
chopped onion - a little less then 1/2 cup
2 1/2 cups cooked and chopped turkey breast
1 small can chopped chiles
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon oregano
black pepper to taste
cilantro - chopped - she did not have this on hand
Beans and chicken broth in pot and begin to warm
Saute butter, onion, garlic, and chiles for 5 minutes
Add this along with the cooked chopped turkey and spices to beans and broth
cook for about 20 minutes, then simmer and stir occasionally until you are ready to eat
She found this tasty and it would be extra good with cornbread. She did not feel like making cornbread and just had crackers with it.
Not the most exciting meal in the world - but nourishing and simple for one.
Like she shared she cut this in half. Her daughter prepares something similar, using cooked chicken breast and doubles for family.