BREAD PUDDING

  • 1 loaf white bread

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/3 stick butter

  • 1 cup raisins or per preference

  • Milk - enough to make slightly battered mix

Preheat oven to 300º. Layer bread slices in 9" baking pan. Mix together remaining ingredients & pour over bread. Bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

CHICKEN CHILI II

  • 6 chicken thighs, skinned & boned

  • Olive oil

  • 2 small (15-16 oz.) cans red kidney beans, drained

  • 1 small can small lima or white northern beans, drained

  • 2 - 28 oz. cans tomato puree or crushed tomatoes

  • 1 small can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • ½ jar green salsa

  • 3 Tbsp. each of thyme, oregano, cumin, & chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

Cut chicken into small pieces with kitchen shears. In large pot, brown in olive oil with onion & garlic. Add remaining ingredients. Lower heat & simmer 1 hour, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Adjust seasoning. Even better the second day. Feeds a small army, especially if served with cornbread or over rice.