My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Domestic Moment

We are still enjoying the beautiful dozen of pink roses that I received at the Wasatch Woman Luncheon last week.  I also am having fun with these cute white heart plates that I found at Tai Pan Trading with Natalie over the weekend.
This was my new recipe for the week:

Southwest White Chicken Chilli

1 tsp. vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves cut into cubes
4 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium reen pepper, chopped
1 can Condensed Cream of chicken Soup
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
2 cans white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp. shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Heat oil in a 4-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cumin, onion and pepper and cook unil chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, stirring often.
2. Stir soup, water, corn and beans in saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 min. stirring ocassionally. Sprinkle with cheese. 

I put it in the crockpot.  Anyone else love the crockpot?  So nice to have something waiting when you get home.  Steve loved it or maybe he just loved that I actuallly cooked!

Then, spent the evening listening to a DVD on Compassion Fatigue in preparation for a Seminar that we are having at our office this Friday while making sugar cookies.   Does anyone else find making sugar cookies relaxing?   They are in the freezer and next week, I'll pull them out and frost.
Aren't these the cutest hotpads, ever!  My friend, Shannon gave them to me for my birthday.

That is probably enough domestic moments for one week!  We are going out with some friends tonight to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Mandarin.


karen (Mom) said...

The soup sounds good. Have to try it! We are going out celebrating with the Chinese teachers that are hear in St. George. Have a good time.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

What a beautiful photo of your gorgeous roses and pretty table! It puts me to shame, I don't think I make my table look that pretty...ever! I don't even own a placemat, much less fun red and heart-shaped dishes!

Fran said...

I loved this post! We have so much in common -- I love fresh flowers too. I got handmade potholders from a dear friend also. I'm waiting to frost Valentine cookies, and I have the very same white heart plates. Hmmmm, did we hang out together in the pre-existence?

Clive said...

The roses are beautiful and we love those heart shaped plates - perfect for St Valentine's Day!

Enjoy your evening out!

DCHY said...

You freeze the cookies? Sacrilegious! LOL

Raiser Erin said...

Oh that sounds good. I wonder if I can make that vegetarian. I see I have a new challenge. Beautiful Roses.

I find baking all cookies relaxing. My friends always knew when I had a stressful night because I would come to school with about 8 dozen assorted cookies and insisted they eat as many as possible.

Beth Finke said...

I *love* white chili. Thanks for the recipe!

DG said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Shauna said...

Yummy recipe! And those flowers and beautiful :)

Lacey said...

I'll have to try that soup! Yummy! I too am so excited for any type of warmth! And am so so jealous that you get to eat at Mandarin! I want to go there again.
Also, thank you for sharing your video with me. I really truly do relate to all that you said!