Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chicken Chile Verde and Versatile Blogger Award

Yesterday I got the best message from Chandra from The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen telling me that she has honored me with the versatile blogger award! I was so excited, I have only been blogging for a few months and getting recognition like this makes it even more fun.  Also, you should head over to Chandra's blog The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen She has fantastic recipes, today she has a New Mexican Corn Chowder that looks amazing!!!

Here is how the award works, I pass it along to 15 bloggers who I think are amazing and tell 7 facts about myself. So, here goes! 

The 7 Random Facts
1. Waking up early (before 10am... What don't judge!) is like pulling teeth, I don't like it and I avoid it at all cost! 
2. I got married in July to my best friend.  
3. I go to at least 5 hockey games a week, that's not counting the games we watch on TV! 
4. I prefer to eat dessert for breakfast, today was chocolate cake. 
5. I take Stella (my dog) with me everywhere I go, she even has a passport and will be traveling to the States with me in December.  
6. I secretly love it when people are not aware that I can understand Swedish because I love to eavesdrop...
7. Last but not least... I am pregnant! 

The Versatile Blogger award!!!
1. Cravings of a Lunatic
2. Eat Yourself Skinny
3. The South Padre Island Flip Flop Foodie
4. Flourtrader
5. Just One Cookbook
6. Spicie Foodie
7. Sweet Pea's Kitchen
8. Dinner, Dishes, and Desserts
9. Paper Plates and China
10. From My Sweet Heart
11. Life on Food
12. All Day I Dream About Food
13. Splendid Low-Carbing
14. PromiseMe2
15. My Life as a Mrs.

It is starting to get cold and I am having bittersweet feelings about it. I am not looking forward to the long dark (Here in Sweden it is the same as Alaska… DARK) winter, but I am getting very excited about making soups! Here is my tribute to it being just cold enough to have soup for dinner tonight.  I can’t think of a better soup to kick off the soup season! 

Chicken Chile Verde

1                      Chopped Onion
1                      Chopped Green bell pepper
1                      Chopped Red bell pepper
2                      Minced cloves of garlic
¼ Cup               Cilantro chopped
1 Can                Green Chiles (I used 2)
1 Tbsp               Cumin
2 Cups               Chicken broth
3-4                    Shredded chicken breasts
1 Cup                Salsa Verde (its green)
2 Cans               Refried beans
1. Sautee the onion, peppers, and garlic in a little butter until soft. 
2. Add the cilantro, green chiles, cumin, broth, chicken, salsa Verde, and refried beans. Stir to combine.
3. Put the pot into the oven and bake at 350°F/177°C for 45 minutes.
4. Garnish with Cheese, cilantro, and a lime. Serve with a warm tortilla. Enjoy!

Source: My Mamma  


  1. This looks so hearty and tasty-I love all those Mexican flavors in there. Yum!
    It was nice that you thought of me for the award, I have just sent you an email regarding that.

  2. Congratulations...on everything! :)
    Nice chili verde dish-

  3. Congrats on your award!! Congrats on your pregnancy!! Thanks so much for passing the award to me!

  4. Thanks Dawnie! I feel very touched that you thought of me.

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy, Dawnie! Wow, wonderful. Also, I didn't know you understood Swedish - good for you! I'm learning Spanish. My son, Jonathan, is very good at Spanish and then I'm next in the family.

    Dawnie, is there a timeline on this? Thank you so much for the honor - just that I'm run off my feet at this moment with cookbook deadlines. Eek! When I get a break maybe in a few days? would that work?

  6. First of all, congratulations on your award and your pregnancy!!! I enjoyed reading about your 7 facts and thank you so much for passing the award to me. Your chile verde looks so delicious and I also enjoy soup dish in winter time (here in SF it's also rainy season).

  7. You're pregnant! That is SO wonderful!! Congratulations on that and of course, your award! Oh, and this chile verde sounds REALLY good!!

  8. Yay! I'm SO excited for you! Congratulations on your new adventure! *sigh* I love babies!

    Also, congratulations on your award - you may be a new blogger, but what a GREAT blog!

  9. First of all congratulations on your little one, how exciting!! Congratulations on your award!! And thank you so much from the bottom of my little blogging heart for bestowing the award on me! I'm honored and thrilled to be recognized! Thank you...thank you...thank you!

    P.S. Can't wait for you to share your cravings. I bet there are going to be some tasty ones!

  10. First, the soup looks so warm and comforting. I could eat many bowls. Second, congrats on the award. You have a great blog here! I loved your seven facts. And a big CONGRATS on your soon to be arrival! Babies, while can be hard work, are so much fun.

  11. Congrats on everything!!! and the Chicken con Chile Verde looks great!!

  12. Hey, congrats on your pregnancy! Thanks so much for the award, I am honoured. I love chili verde, but yeah, when the weather is right for it, that means it's really FALL!

  13. This is a lovely recipe, Dawnie! I am a newlywed too, got married in May. And congrats on your pregnancy. that is so exciting!

  14. Okay I can't even focus on anything but #7. Congratulations. That is such exciting news. So happy for you. Number 6 cracked me up. My kids speak french so we love knowing what people say. Thanks so much for the award, it is so sweet of you.

  15. Oh I am sooo happy for you! A baby on the way! Also I loved everyone of your facts! And by the way I LOVE your blog!!!

  16. Eating breakfast for dessert is not normal???? I love green chiles and this looks loke a great recipe.

  17. Congrats on the award. This looks so good!!!

  18. Oh I almost forgot the most important thing....congrats on the pregnancy :)

  19. Congratulations!! That award was well deserved. And I bet you are really exited to enter this new chapter in your life. Getting pregnant and having a baby is one of the greatest wonders in the world.
    Great job on the soups! It looks delish!

  20. Congrats on your award. Great recipe. Yum!

  21. Congratulations that you are expecting! Such wonderful news.

  22. This looks delicious and perfect for those chilly days we are FINALLY getting here in AZ. Congrats on your pregnancy and the award!! Glad to have found you!

  23. Perfect for the dark Swedish winter nights......
    And congrats on your award!

  24. Hi Dawnie! Wow! Congratulations on your new little one soon to join you! How awesome. And congratulations on your award. You are certainly the model of support to be involved with so many hockey games. Pretty cool. Loved your seven random facts. And I'm glad to see the influence of Mexican food (chile verde) reach as far as Sweeden. We take it for granted here in California, I guess. Again, congratulations.

  25. Yummy chicken preparation! Ii loved this recipe....sounds nutritious!

  26. Hi There. I wanted to let you know that I have passed the Liebster Award on to you! If you have not heard of it or seen it on other blogs, it's an award given to fantastic blogs with under 200 followers. And your one of them! Now you get to pass it along to 5 other blogs of your choice!
    You can see the post on my blog here:

  27. Congrats on the award and the pregnancy...i just had a baby myself a couple of months ago and trust me, you are going to love being a mom! Babies are so cute ...hehe

    Your dish looks wonderful :)

    -abeer @