Rainy Day Cooking

Crockpot White Chicken Chili for the win! In fact it was so delicious, HWMMS requested I make another batch to bring along with us to the Fort this weekend. (Although I don’t think White Chicken Chili is period appropriate dinnertime fare.)

My recipe: I took a package of chicken, celery, two cans of white beans, corn, onions and added a jar of my homemade veggie stock and covered the rest with water and added cumin, oregano, chives, salt/pepper and slow cooked overnight. The next day I added a pint of sour cream, sliced jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes and a ton of fresh cilantro, oregano and chives from the herb garden.

And I have two racks of Baby Back Ribs soaking up a Honey BBQ/Applesauce blend. Nothing fancy here I used Sweet Baby Rays and a jar of my homemade applesauce from the pantry.

Rainbow Connection

I went to my nephew’s 5th birthday party this weekend and the entire way there it rained. It rained while I was there all day and it rained on the drive back.

The one good thing about the rain? Following this gorgeous rainbow back home through the country roads.

Hummingbird Bait?

For the first time yesterday I was dive-bombed by not one, not two but THREE hummingbirds! I’ve never been that close to one before, those suckers are loud!

The first one I was on the porch and I realized I still had not replaced the hummingbird feeder that was hanging. So I figured the little guy was hungry. The next two times, I was out watering the berry bushes (blackberry, red raspberry, golden raspberry, cranberry, blueberry, loganberry and elderberry) and two times a wee bird almost landed on me.

I wasn’t wearing bright colors or fragrant perfume…

However I was wearing a dress that is made of this print.


Yeah, basically garden camouflage. I wonder if this is the reason?

Silly birds.

Either way, I did go online and buy order a few more feeders for the side of the porches since they seem to really be hanging out this year. It gives the kitties something to look for while lounging on the porch, right?