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:
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.
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!
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-
Me, my Dad & the birthday Girl!
The adorable t-shirt my parents brought back for the baby to be:
How did you spend your Sunday?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!