Doctor appointments

The girls have been sick over the break so we took them to the doctor...she said they both have colds...keep them hydrated:)

Thursday Dave and I had an ultrasound.  Christa and Brad watched the girls so we could go have a lunch date at Cheesecake Factory and then go to the appointment.  I had the best white chicken chili...it was awesome...I found the recipe online and made it the next day...It was soooo good!!!!!

About the doctor appointment...I am already VERY nervous because of the miscarriage in August.  The baby looked good, strong heartbeat and his measuring on par.  I have a cyst on one of my ovaries that should go away.  There was possible blood or fluid outside of the sac.  The doctor did not seem to be too worried...the problem is that I am now super freaked out about everything...I am soo worried...I am trying to chill out and let things work out the way they are supposed to and have faith...it is just hard.  The doctor is going to have me come in on January 10th for another ultrasound to check the cyst and make sure things are ok...I think they are doing this because I was freaked out and because of my previous miscarriage.  I can just hope that everyone prays for this baby.  We really want things to turn out ok.  I told Dave I could not handle another loss...so, only positive thoughts...I just feel that if I can get to 12 weeks, we will be out of the clear mostly....so, if you are reading this blog, please pray for our baby...that he or she is healthy, happy, and everything is ok...I really would appreciate it.  I don't want people to think I am not grateful for my wonderful family.  Dave and I are so blessed with two of the most beautiful, wonderful girls.  They have such big personalities!!!

Here is the white chicken chili recipe...My friend who lives in Germany made it and it didn't come out that great because she couldn't find all the ingredients...I didn't use the garlic paste and I used regular Tabasco.

This is the actual recipe for the Cheesecake Factory's white chicken chili, which is just so delicious.

This comes from a Cheesecake Factory chef who was on a local morning program in Orlando, FL making this recipe for the viewers. You can see the actual video if you Google "Cheesecake Factory White Chicken Chili Recipe Orlando" and click on the link for the Fox affiliate in Orlando.

This is a perfect recipe for a cold day. It is a bit spicy, so, if you prefer a milder version, back off on the Chilis.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Servings: 6-8

Tags: Quick and Easy



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Cost per serving $0.43 view details

Canola Oil (1/2 cup)

Diced chicken breast (4 pounds)

Cumin (1 Tbl)

Chili Powder (1 Tbl)

Salt (1 Tbl)

Pepper (2 tsp)

Canola oil (2 oz)

Butter (2 oz)

Yellow onions 1⁄4 inch dice (12 oz)

Chopped garlic (2 Tbl)

Roasted chili 1⁄4 inch (2 oz)

Green chili 1⁄4 inch (1 oz)

Flour (3 oz)

Chicken Stock (8 cups)

Salsa verde (1/4 cup)

Chili garlic paste (1 Tbl)

Chipotle tobasco (1 Tbl)

Heavy cream (1 cup)

White beans (2 cups)

Pico de gallo (Garnish)

White Rice (Garnish)

Green onions (Garnish)


1. Heat canola oil in large sauté or braising pan.

2. Combine chicken and spices in mixing bowl.

3. Lightly brown the chicken cooking until about 3⁄4 done.

4. Remove chicken and set aside.

5. Heat additional oil and butter in pan.

6. Sauté onions until translucent.

7. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

8. Add the poblanos and green chilis.

9. Add the flour, stir to incorporate, and cook for 2 minutes.

10. Add the chicken stock a little at a time, and slowly whip out the lumps.

11. Add the salsa verde, chili garlic paste, and chipotle tabasco.

12. Allow to come back to a simmer and add the chicken back into the pan.

13. Simmer for 5 minutes and add the cream and white beans stir to incorporate.

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