Sunday, January 31, 2010


2-4 chix breasts or 2.5 lbs chicken thighs
salt & pepper
4t garlic
8oz sliced mushrooms
1 red pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced thin
2/3 c marsala wine or chicken broth
14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
2t basil or 2T pesto
2T capers
2t parsley

Place chicken in a crock pot. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic.  Arrange red pepper, mushrooms, and onion.  Pour wine over top.  Add tomatoes, pesto, capers, and parsley.  Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours, stirring occasionally.  

WHITE BEAN SOUP (Southern Living)

This is a great winter recipe.  It is so easy.  The ingredients are cheap and usually on hand.  And it's a great way to eat more beans or have a meatless dinner.

3 cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
2T butter
1 onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
5t garlic
6c chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1/4 c rice wine vinegar (may sub red wine/ or white vinegar)
salt and black pepper
white truffle oil or olive oil

Melt butter in pot.  Saute onion, celery, and garlic for 10 min.  Add beans, broth, spices, and boil.  Simmer 30-60 min.  Remove from heat, stir in vinegar and salt.  Blend with hand blender to desired consistency.  Drizzle with truffle oil or EVOO before serving.