Monday, February 21, 2011

E: White Turkey Chili, Cornbread & Peach/Plum Crisp

Sunday was a very relaxing day. I spent quite a few hours in my kitchen, took Frank for a walk, did a little work, ran to the store….but mostly relaxed! Sunday night, we headed up to my parents house to celebrate both my Mom’s and Josh’s birthdays. Since my parents had literally just returned from vacation, I volunteered to handle the cooking.

First up, I made Mark Bittman’s Good, Old Fashioned corn bread. I used olive oil vs. butter and 1/4 cup of sugar instead of a tablespoon. The bread was very yummy and not overly sweet:

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The cornbread went alongside Ellie Krieger’s White Chili. I cooked up the onion, celery, peppers, garlic, spices & turkey on the stove until the turkey was cooked through (no longer pink). I then transferred the mixture into the crock pot. I added the remaining ingredients (minus the hominy) and cooked it on low for 3 hours. I added the hominy and cooked on high for another 45 minutes.

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Last, I made a peach & plum crisp. I sort of winged the recipe (as I’ve made a lot of crisps in the last couple years - I can post a recipe if anyone is interested!). I used a little sugar in the raw in the fruit mixture and a little brown sugar in the topping. It came out pretty tasty!

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All the goodies (along with a gift for my Mama) were then transferred up to my parents house. A couple pictures from the night: Dinner chili topped with non-fat Chobani Greek yogurt, cheddar cheese and served with a piece of cornbread-

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Me, my Dad & the birthday Girl!

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The adorable t-shirt my parents brought back for the baby to be:

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How did you spend your Sunday?

And the winner of the Stonyfield giveaway is…Maria!!! Maria- send us an email with your address and we’ll get your prize out to you (itzyskitchen at gmail dot com).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!

44 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Mmm, comfort food!

Happy birthday to your mom!

I spent my Sunday baking and studying.

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

What a fun (and delicious) birthday celebration!

GF Gidget said...

YUM! Chili & cornbread are the like peanut butter and jelly! You just can't go wrong!

Mom said...

Thankyou for a delicious birthday Meal! Loved the gift, you are always so thoughtful. Mom

The Blonde Duck said...

Sigh. I wish I could make cornbread. All Ben will eat is Jiffy!

Gen said...

Everything looks soo yummy!
Glad you had a great, relaxing Sunday! Ours started out crazy, but ended up being awesome!

lee said...

I have two Mark Bittman cookbooks and I find them to be really overwhelming. This cornbread looks really good though, so maybe I should just pick something to cook.

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Lauren said...

You are so sweet to always be cooking for your family members!! I am sure they appreciate having you in their lives in so many ways. And now that you are giving them this beautiful baby….they have to be beyond excited!!! :)

Glad it was a wonderful weekend Erica!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

yummmm peach crisp! can't wait for summer :) love the t shirt!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Happy birthday to your mom. Love that you cooked for her. I think that's so much more special.

Fashion Meets Food said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! That chili looks wonderful and the bitty shirt is too cute!

Heather said...

That chili sounds great! And cornbread is ALWAYS a hit in our house. :)
Happy birthday to your mama!

fittingbackin said...

aw Happy Birthday to your mom! So sweet - and i love that little shirt!! Looks like a great weekend.

fittingbackin said...

aw Happy Birthday to your mom! So sweet - and i love that little shirt!! Looks like a great weekend.

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Happy bday to your mom! I want to make white chili....I have never made it! Yours looks yummy!

We Are Not Martha said...

That looks delicious! Happy birthday to your mom :) I love that your parents are buying the baby clothes on vacation. So adorable!! :)

Sues

Anne Marie said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Sunday the hubby and I spent the day hanging out with the little one. I love that little t-shirt-how cute!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

How sweet are you that you cooked everything for the birthday celebration? It was my mom's birthday this weekend too, I had grand plans to cook for her but ended up buying the cake.

Sunday was spent with family and my niece :)

Campinggirl said...

I've never had white chili, it looks awesome!

Julie said...

awww what a wonderful present to your mama that you cooked the entire meal! that white bean chili sounds great! i made one a few weeks ago and it came out like wall paper paste haha it was HORRID i guess i messed up the measurements or something

i love that shirt that your mama brought back for the baby!!! hahahaha it made me giggle when i first saw it!

enjoy the day girlie :)

Maria said...

Love the food you cooked up! Happy Birthday to your mom! I am SO happy I won the giveaway! Thanks!

Biz said...

Happy b-day to your Momma! I love corn bread. When I worked in Chicago, three times a week I would walk 1/2 a mile to get jalapeno corn bread at a place called Heaven on Seven - it was amazing and I figured my walk cancelled out the calories!

Bridget said...

Chili and cornbread is the BOMB!! Is that chili recipe a good one? I usually love Ellie dishes so probably ;)

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Your chili and corn bread looks delicious - one of my favorite meals!
You and your family are adorable, hope your mom had a great birthday!!

Annie said...

ooo white chili? must try!

you look exactly like your mom!

happy birthday mom!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

You REALLY can't beat the combo of chili and cornbread!!

Hope your mom had a great birthday!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! Love that picture of you all. :-)

That is so sweet of you to cook dinner (and dessert)....everything looks SO, so good. I love having non-cake desserts for b-day celebrations!

Simply Life said...

oooh chili and cornbread are such a perfect combination!

Pound said...

yum!! chili and cornbread is the best!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

That chili looks amazing!! That totally makes me want to do chili this week with cornbread.

I ran with my group on Sat, and I've been getting a lot of housework done this weekend. Not too exiting but VERY productive!

Natalie said...

I've never had ground turkey in white chili--definitely want to try that!

Rebecca said...

Mmm, I've never made cornbread...For some reason I always associate it with Boston Market... I'm so strange.

Laural (bhealthier) said...

aw super cute! Happy Birthday to your mom!

I bet they are super thrilled for the baby!

I can't eat chili anymore - I found out I have a hiatal hernia! CRaZy!!I miss it. I love chili. One more reason to keep reading blogs, vicarious living.

I just read brocolli huts recipe for Ellie's rice pudding- I love Ellie's recipes!

BroccoliHut said...

That crisp sounds heavenly! It reminds me of a plum crisp I saw in Ellie's book...

Nutmeg Nanny said...

What a delicious meal! That crisp at the end looks amazing!

One Healthy Apple said...

Happy birthday to your mom! I love cornbread but I think for some reason being in California I may not have had the most authentic version ;)

And thank you for stopping by my blog. How did I not know you had an English bulldog. They are so adorable ;)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

How crazy - my parents just got back from Antigua too! What an adorable little tshirt for your soon-to-be little one! :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You always prepare such nice dishes for company--I'm sure they SO appreciate it too :-)

Emily Malloy said...

This looks divine! And the shirt is adorable!

Shannon said...

you're making me hungry :) glad you had a fabulous weekend, happy bday (belated) to your mom!

teresa said...

i LOVE white chicken chili, especially when it's accompanied by cornbread like this!

Aggie said...

Hey girlie! :) My hubby loves that chili, I need to make it for him and just leave out the turkey for me. What a great idea to transfer it all into the crockpot.

I love cornbread. Will have to remember this one for next time.

Cute tshirt :)

Priyanka said...

Yes please, I would love to see the recipe! How sweet that your parents got the lovely tee for the little one!

happy birthday to your mum!

Krista said...

What an amazing meal! And happy belated b-day to your Mom!

I spent my Sunday at an NHL game in Buffalo!