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You know those recipes from when you were a kid that make your heart warm and your mouth water, just by thinking about them?
That’s how I feel about my Grammy’s Creamy White Chili.
My Grandma was a school lunch lady back in the days of from scratch school lunch. She learned from the best, her mother who was also a lunch lady. Both women were known for their cooking and filling hungry bellies brought them joy. While I was growing up, my grandma passed her love of food to me. Watching her lovingly shape cookie dough and dress a turkey taught me to see the great value in what she brought to the table. I learned that hearts can be knit together around a dinner table. The skills I learned from her will keep us close long after she leaves this earth and I am so grateful.
It’s been snowing heavily here in the mountains of Utah and even with a fire blazing, I just can’t seem to keep warm. Wintery nights like these call for a big hot bowl of that creamy white chili I was telling you about before.
When you sit down to eat, imagine a little grey haired lady bringing hot rolls and refilling your bowl before you even finish.
It’s a well known fact in these parts that nobody goes hungry at Grammy’s!
I hope you enjoy this family favorite.
If it’s too hot or not spicy enough, feel free to adjust the heat. Cook how you feel and to your specific tastes. Grams never added the chili powder, so feel free to leave that out. I just dig it so in it goes! If it’s a little thick, splash in some chicken broth or more cream. This recipe goes great with cornbread, breadsticks, some multi-grain toast, or even cardboard, because it’s that good.
I hope you love it as much as I do.
Stay warm, my friends!