Monday, November 24, 2008
Will Work For White Chicken Chili
This is a spoonfull of the amazing white chicken chili Mrs. FC made while I was slaving away on the fireplace masonry. The smell was killin' me while I worked in the living room on Sunday. It permeated even my cement dust clogged nares.
I used to be a real red chili snob regarding "white" chili, but Ruby Tuesday's changed my mind a while back when I sampled some of Junior's.
This was a recipe from one of the many Southern Living annual cookbooks we have. I didn't make it (now that IS weird) so I don't know which book.
I do know she substituted boneless, skinless, thigh meat instead of the chicken breast it called for.
Good tasty swap in my opinion.
Here's the back side of the manufactured stone we are using on the fireplace. This is my first masonry work (besides pouring simple slabs), so I was a little stressed at first, but it's going okay now.
I do have even more respect for masons though. In high school, I dated a beautiful Minorcan girl whose Daddy, (Buddy Masters) was a mason and I had plenty of respect for his massive biceps, but I didn't know enough about masonry to really appreciate the skills he posessed.
This job has expanded my vocabulary. A few months ago, I didn't know what "tuck pointing" was.
Now, I do ... believe me ... I do.
Here's the deer, two weeks later. This is the only nature shot I took this beautiful weekend due to my endentured servitude.