I’ve had an eventful 24 hours, to say the least. My flight to Philadelphia for the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) was delayed a bit…however I made it. I had the world’s creepiest Lyft driver that made me assume I could possibly be within the film Taken 2.zero (in the event you haven’t seen that film, please do watch. Also please know that I believe he would possibly’ve simply wished a money tip…though I had stated I’d tip on the app).

I entered our AirBnB to seek out Gina…in a stifling 75-80 diploma condo/condominium. We went out for dinner after which to mattress. We tried to sleep, however neither of us slept nicely in any respect. Hot rooms, arduous beds, anxious for the convention…it simply wasn’t good.

We awoke able to caffeinate however quick on time, we needed to speed up the method earlier than hopping in one other Lyft to be detoured (unsuccessfully) round a race, solely to be set free within the rain and having to stroll to the conference heart. AWESOME. Registration was a transparent 6 blocks on the opposite facet of the doorway we got here in and so after doing so, my first session was clear on the opposite facet of the conference heart, the place we’d entered.

My sneakers that I put on on a regular basis and which I discover very snug had worn bloody blisters into the backs of my heels by eight:30am. I spent the remainder of the day hobbling round and by 3pm, pricey Gina (my podcast co-host) had stopped a number of individuals (she was concentrating on these with giant purses) and landed a number of medicated band aids that helped alleviate a little bit of ache.

We returned to our AirBnB to seek out that that they had dropped off a fan that wanted meeting…with a screwdriver. We known as to complain…once more….they usually relocated us to a brand new unit in the identical constructing. So, we packed every little thing up and headed up a ground. Tomorrow. Tomorrow will probably be a greater day.

I imply, it’s arduous to compete with yesterday when Illini soccer pulled off a win in opposition to Purdue. This is monumental as a result of 1. it was on the highway and a pair of. it follows the win in opposition to #6 Wisconsin. You guys, if we find yourself bowl eligible, I’ll want to increase the chili contest! But for now, get pleasure from this straightforward, fast, and scrumptious weeknight hen chili. There’s nothing to not love, particularly in the event you favor hen over beef! Ashley’s recipes by no means disappoint!

Weeknight White Chicken Chili


Prep time:  10 minutes

Cook time:  20 minutes

Total time:  30 minutes

Serves: eight servings


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, finely chopped
  • four (15 oz) cans nice norther beans, drained and rinsed
  • three cups cooked and chopped chicken hen (~1 lb)
  • 7 ouncescan delicate diced inexperienced chilies
  • eight cups low-sodium hen broth
  • ½ cup beer
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp floor cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  1. In a big pot, warmth olive oil over medium-high coronary heart. Once scorching, add onions and poblano and saute till until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining substances. Heat soup, permitting it to flippantly simmer for about 15 minutes, permitting the flavors to mix collectively.
  3. To serve, place a tortilla within the bowl, if desired, and ladle within the soup. Top with desired toppings and luxuriate in.

Nutrition Information

Serving measurement: ~2 cups Calories: 325 Fat: 5.three Carbohydrates: 33.three Sugar6.6 Sodium: 929 Fiber9.6 Protein: 32.zero Cholesterol: 49


Weekly Menu:

Not positive. Gotta get by way of the primary half of the week in Philly first!

Be nicely,


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