I brought out some Spring décor to get ready for Easter. It's coming before we know it!!
This bunny came from Homegoods, last year. He's nested in an old basket surrounded by flowers.
These polka dot plates came from Homegoods, several years ago.
Here's a close-up of the machine quilted topper I made. I love the cheery fabrics!
The inspiration for this recipe came from The Dallas Morning News and it is perfect for those chilly evenings in Spring. My favorite grocery store, Market Street, smokes their own turkey to sell in their deli, and it is so good. Here's my slightly adapted recipe:1 T. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken stock
2 cans (15-ounce) great northern beans (divided use)
1 ( 7-ounce) can diced green chiles
1 (11-ounce) can white corn, drained
1 pound smoked turkey, chopped
About 1 ounce shredded Pepper Jack cheese + more for serving
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer.
Using a blender, purée half of one can of the beans, including liquid, then add to the Dutch oven. Reserve the remaining beans until later.
Add green chiles, corn, chopped turkey and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. If serving immediately, add remaining beans and their liquid, and return to a simmer.
Stir in cilantro and season to taste. Top with additional cheese, if desired. For more spice, add some cayenne pepper and some diced jalapeño peppers.
NOTE: I actually put everything in a slow cooker and cooked on low for several hours, while we went to The Dallas Arboretum.
One of the flower beds at Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum. Happy first day of Spring!
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