thank you, thank you for your recipe ideas! i am so inspired. tonight we are having white chili for dinner–recipe courtesy of Heather. Here’s the scoop…


No kidding, this recipe is dump and heat, so it takes no more than 5 minutes! and it’s oh.so.good :)

In a large pot, empty:
a 48 oz. jar of Great Northern Beans-undrained (I use Randall brand),
1 jar of salsa (your favorite brand),
4 cups of sharp cheddar cheese;shredded,
chicken (I use 2 cans of chicken breast, drained, and break up the chunks with my fingers) or you can use some pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded.

Heat all ingredients over medium-high heat until cheese is melted completely. I never thin this out because it’s a great consistency as is, but you can always add a bit of water or broth if you’d like it thinner.
I serve with green onions and sour cream as condiments and also love to scoop this up with fritos!

I’ll let you know what the family thinks!


And winners for the kisses and hugs necklace!! I loved reading your comments. I seriously wish I could give each of you a necklace. I think we all agree, Traci in Virginia deserves a kiss and hug. So Traci, send me your address and we’ll get your necklace out. The other two winners were randomly chosen at random.org

Drum roll, please!!

Here are your random numbers:

208 43

Timestamp: 2009-01-12 00:33:43 UTC

And those numbers translate to…

Katherine who said
I need a kiss and hug to cheer me up. I’m just having one of those off weeks, know what I mean?

and Alicia Cornell who said
Sick kids, lots of extra laundry. But, I agree that my struggles are nothing compared to Traci in Virginia. Please give her one. And Traci, if you’re reading, my prayers are with you.

Yay winners! Send me your address and we’ll get your necklaces in the mail! Happy Monday!!