Friday, February 17, 2012

Favorite-Recipe Friday: Guest Post by Mj Scott

Why Favorite-Recipe Friday, you ask?  Well, what better time to try a new recipe than on the weekend?

I am so excited to have my first guest blogger, Mj Scott from A Girl Named Michael.  I've known Mj since grade school.  We lost touch a bit through junior high and high school, and then I totally lost track of her after high school, but through the magic of Facebook, we have picked up right where we left off.  We don't hang out as often as we would like, but when we do, we both talk nonstop until we are both hoarse!  It's only fitting that Mj is my first guest blogger because I did my first guest blog over at her blog, and she was also my very first Twitter follower!  You really need to head on over and check out her blog.  You can also find her on Twitter...She's is tons of fun!! 


Hi everyone I am Michael from A Girl Named Michael and I am excited to be posting at My Name is Still Trinity. I have known Trinity since Mr. Whitaker's 5th grade class when I moved to our small town. She was the first person who was nice to the new girl and maybe that's why after a casual comment about having a good chili recipe I was soon agreeing to a guest post and driving to the grocery store in a snow storm to pick up a few ingredients. 

Whatever the reason here I am about to share my White Chicken Chili recipe. 
I want to start by saying I am a lazy cook. Really I am. This doesn't mean I am not a good cook because I am that also, I'm just lazy and will always look for the short cut. So its no surprise that the most used appliance in my kitchen is my slow cooker. In fact I have 3 of them in different sizes. 
(I stole this recipe from Prevention magazine but made some changes to make it better and easier because I like I said I am a lazy cook).

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
  • 3 pounds boneless, skinless breasts, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cans cannelli beans (or any other white bean you want), rinsed and drained
  • 1 can chopped green chile peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I use more when I'm not feeding the "pseudo" stepkids.)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder (You can add as much as you like honestly.)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1. Place all the ingredients in a large slow cooker. 
2. Mix together.
3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
4. Eat and enjoy.

It serves 10 and the best thing is that it has less than 300 calories per serving.
Well, there you have it.  It sounds fabulous, right?!  And I really do appreciate Mj risking life and limb in a crazy Utah snowstorm to get the ingredients to make this yummy dish for her guest post; what a great friend!... I hope you all enjoy your White Chicken Chili and have a great weekend!

Do you have a favorite recipe? Well, send it to me and I will feature it on my blog.  Better yet, consider doing a guest post with me.