"At my table, sit with me. I'll pour coffee or some tea. Perhaps we'll share our tears and laughter, and be friends forever after.

Welcome! Come on in, pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee and take a look at recipes from different cookbooks, vintage finds from vintage cupboards and enjoy sharing memories.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hearty white bean and chicken soup

This is an easy and wonderful soup.  It makes a good amount and serves as a hearty lunch for a hungry group!
3 cups cooked chicken..........diced
1 med. onion diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans green chilies, chopped
1 pound navy beans, rinsed
8 cups chicken broth
1 jalapeno, sliced (optional)
1 tbs. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
salt to taste
1 cup milk
2 tbs.Masa (corn flour) or cornmeal
Grated Monterey Jack cheese
Sour Cream
In large stew pot, over medium heat, saute onion and garlic until onions are tender.Add green chilies, then rinsed beans.  Pour in chicken broth. Add jalapenos,paprika,  cumin, and salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for about an hour and then add cooked chicken. Cover and continue cooking until beans are tender. When beans are tender, mix the milk with the corn masa and and stir into the beans for a few more minutes to thicken. Serve with monterey jack cheese and a dollop of sour cream on top of each serving, if desired.         Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Something very quick, easy, and wonderful for your 4th celebration!

With all of the grilled meats, sides, and desserts for the celebration meal on the 4th, this fruit salad is a great addition.
Rum extract delicately flavors this medley of fresh fruit
Rainbow Fruit Salad
6 cups fresh fruit, such as grapes, melon, berries and kiwi
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon imitation rum extract
Mix fruit, confectioners' sugar and rum extract in large bowl. Cover. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Enjoy! Have a wonderful 4th!