October 21, 2010

Spooktacular Halloween Meal


When I think about Halloween and food. I really think about comfort food. It’s getting cold outside and fall has begun. Now that I have children to take out trick-or-treating, I tend to lean more toward recipes that are simple, somewhat healthy and are still considered comfort food. A little something to warm me up from the inside out. A friend of mine shared this White Chicken Chili recipe with me a few years ago and I fell in love! With the chili I mean. It really sparks my taste buds. Honestly, I will make a batch of this and will eat it for lunch and dinner every day until it’s gone. It’s also really simple to make. And the plus side? This chili can stand on it’s own…but if you want to add a little something to it you can put it in a bread bowl, serve it with corn bread, or just with some refridgerated rolls (as I did). Although I will warn you it is chili and it does have some kick to it. Just the right amount of kick. :)
Want a fun way to dress up your table for a fun Halloween meal? Pick your spookiest decor and arrange it in the middle of your table. Pick some spice candles and use some peat moss (found on the floral isle of Walmart).  Arrange everything on a serving tray. This is bound to bring a spooky feel to your meal time. (See above picture)
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 med. onion, chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 T. vegetable oil
2 cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chilies
1 (14 oz) can chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. whipping cream
In large saucepan, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, chilies, broth, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream and cream. Serve immediately. Serves 6.
1 white cake mix
1/2 c. butter
14 oz. can pumpkin
1tsp. cinnamon
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
Mix cake mix and butter; press into bottom of 9 x 13 pan, reserving 1 cup.  Combine remaining ingredients and pour over crust. Sprinkle top w/reserved mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Serve with cool whip, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.
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12 Responses to “Spooktacular Halloween Meal”

  1. Tara says:

    Kari – I think your decor looks so FUN and your food looks delicious! Thanks for the wonderful ideas! I can't believe you managed to get this done in the midst of your crisis! LOVE YOU!!!!!

  2. AMY says:

    Pumpkin dessert sounds delicious! I am a new followers to your blog!

  3. Lisa says:

    You are such a good wifey! Can I just be you for a day…..or a month! Dom could sure use some good home-cooked meals! Thanks for the motivation, I have needed the inspiration for some cooking!

  4. Rachel says:

    This looks so yummy! I can't wait to try the pumpkin passion dessert. Could you tell me if it's pure pumpkin that you use or the pumkin pie pumpkin – does that make sense? Thanks!

  5. Kari says:

    @Amy – welcome! We are so happy to have you as a follower!

    @Lisa – you are the best. Dom is so lucky to have an amazing wife like YOU. You do are an inspiration to me as well!

    @Rachel – oh my, this dessert is Soooo good! You can use either the pure pumpkin or the pie filling. I use the pie because it tastes like a yummy version of pumpkin pie. Mmmm.

  6. Christian and Jennifer says:

    I am also new to your blog! I tried both of these recipes last night and they were absolutely delicious. Thank you! The pumpkin bars were . . . . heaven on earth. Thanks for helping me get lots of extra lovins' from my husband last night!

  7. meggamix says:

    I made the chili last night and it was to DIE for! My husband wants me to make it for their family holiday party!

  8. Kari says:

    @Jennifer and Meggamix – I'm SO glad that you girls like them! Both of those recipes are soooo yummy to my tummy! I LOVE them too! I'm so glad that you made them for your husbands and glad that they loved them as well!

  9. WendyT says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I made the pumpkin passion dessert last night for the first time. It was for my husband to take to work for a party. So of course I had to take a square out to taste it. Yummy! I will be making that again very soon for home and it is super easy to make. For a hubby who loves pumpkin, this was a hit!

  10. Carrie says:

    Oh my goodness Kari i saw this on Pinterest and I said hey that is my sister-in-law’s recipe so I came to the website and I could literally taste your white chicken chili and that pumpkin passion as if I was sitting at your kitchen table right now miss you so much girl these recipes are amazing I love them both

    • Kari Kari says:

      Carrie!! Oh, those are the days I miss the most, having you all over for dinner and getting to spend time with you! I miss you so much!! Counting down the days to December!!

  11. Jen says:

    I found this recipe on your blog for the white chicken chili years ago . . . and it is, hands down, the best chili ever. I get so many requests to make it and it has taken the prize at a few chili cook-offs. I only wish I could take the credit for it! Thanks for making a family favorite and a tradition for us just by posting this recipe. WE LOVE IT!!!!

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