For the past six Wednesdays, my friend Deb and I have been taking a course together, which we usually follow by having leftovers for lunch at my place. And, for the past 12 months, we’ve been playing the Universal Yums Snack Box Game once a month (or, in the case of our crazy summer, several snack boxes snuck into a single month).
For our last After-Course Lunch (at least the last for now), I went not with leftovers but with a crockpot meal suggested by Janis (Retirementally Challenged). Although Janis frequently uses this particular recipe, she did mention that there were similar versions online.
Janis’s recipe can be found here.
A quick search on Google proved Janis’s statement to be very true. Although this alternative recipe and Janis’s are very similar, I went with this one as I could cook the chicken and the soup all at once. Less cooking steps? I’m totally in!
You can find this recipe here.
Both recipes call for these basic ingredients: Chicken Broth, Canned Black Beans, Canned/Frozen Corn, Diced Jalapenos/Chilies, Onion, Garlic, Cumin, Chili Powder, Cooked or Uncooked Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts and Corn Tortillas. Optional Toppings: Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream.
Learning from experience, Deb quickly took a seat at the counter to avoid being used as cheap labour for the final preparations. Wise woman!
The results were colourful, aromatic and very flavourful. This version was not too spicy, but you could spice it up quite easily.
And for dessert: Universal Yums Goes to Italy. This was close to being my favourite snack box (but the Korean box still wins)!
Must all good things come to an end? Not always. Deb and I have signed up for a few more local courses (some on Zoom). And, we will have one more Snackbox that we will create ourselves. Watch this space….for the upcoming ‘Oh Canada’ version!
Want to use up some of your leftover ingredients from this recipe?
Why not try this Corn Tortilla and Egg Scramble? It will use your extra tortillas, peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro and shredded cheese. And if you sneak in some black beans – I promise not to tell.
What’s been on your plate recently? Please let me know in the comments below or via InLinkz. I look forward to hearing from you. You can check out Deb’s post here — it is a very entertaining read!
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On a closing note, this past New Year’s Day marked the 7th anniversary of Retirement Reflections. Thank you for following along.
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