I pulled the blanket around my neck tighter and tucked my feet up under me a little farther. “This is ridiculous!” I thought. And then I remembered that it had, indeed, snowed just a few days ago. Here. In the desert. In October. It’s kind of a toss-up whether we’ll get a white Christmas every year, so kicking off October with snow is pretty much unheard of. Furthermore, my boys were snuggled under blankets too, sitting just down the couch from me. Then I heard it. The heater kicked on and began filling the house with warm air. “Is it really that cold?!” I wondered. “Okay, stew for dinner it is!” And that’s how this Triple Bean and Chicken Stew was born.
I unwrapped myself, stood up and tossed the blanket back on the couch. As a result, my boys promptly began to tussle over it. “Okay, guys, it’s not that cold. Just share it,” I said as I pulled it from them, grabbed the corners and flipped it up in the air and laid it back down over both of my little miniature wrestlers because then they’d stop fighting over it, maybe.
THE BIRTH OF TRIPLE BEAN AND CHICKEN STEW
I hustled to the kitchen, got out the slow cooker and began pulling out ingredients and setting them on our cream colored, slightly stained island. I opened cans, drained and rinsed the beans and began placing things in the slow cooker. As I added the spices, their rich aromas wafted into my nose. I inhaled and smiled. “This is gonna be good.”
- 15.25 oz can of black beans
- 15.25 oz can pinto beans
- 15.25 oz can white beans
- 15.25 oz can corn
- 2 chicken breasts
- 12.5 oz can chicken broth
- 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
- ½ large red bell pepper
- ½ medium yellow onion
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp rosemary
- ½ tsp thyme
- ½ tsp sage
- 1 cup sour cream
- mozzarella cheese (for garnish)
- green onions (for garnish)
- Open cans and rinse beans.
- Pour chicken broth, green chilies and canned corn with juice into slow cooker.
- Add beans and stir until evenly mixed.
- Place chicken breasts in slow cooker.
- Chop pepper and onion and add to slow cooker.
- Add spices.
- Cook on high heat for 2-3 hours or until chicken breasts reach 165ºF.
- Remove chicken breasts and shred. Return shredded meat to slow cooker. Stir until evenly distributed.
- Cook on low heat for an additional hour, if desired.
- Stir in sour cream. Garnish with cheese and green onions.
And it was. It was delicious and hearty. In addition, it filled our bellies and warmed our insides. Most of all, it pleased the whole family. It was one of those dinners that make you just wanna snuggle in for the rest of the night…
But that wasn’t an option. We had leftovers. This was too good to waste; furthermore, there’s nothing wrong with leftovers! I reached for the new Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat Containers. I like the idea of these containers, most of all that there’s no need to clean Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat containers. No dishes? Yes, please.
NO DISHES WITH REYNOLDS™ DISPOSABLE HEAT AND EAT CONTAINERS
It says right on the containers that Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat containers are a great alternative to plastic. Additionally, I would agree, in most cases. I really like that they are made with plant fibers and contribute less waste. Hence, a disposable container that I can feel good about. And I love that Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat containers are perfect for the microwave. As a result, Mr. Napping can take leftovers to work and I don’t have to deal with his dirty dishes that have been sitting around all day (or longer!).
You can find these Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat Containers at Walmart with the plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Our trips to the store are more like a traveling circus sometimes… As a result, my photos are often blurry. Oh, these two.
I opened up my Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat Containers and filled them up. These are super easy to use and I love that you can put the lid underneath the container while you eat; therefore, it’s no fuss, compact and you just toss it when you’re finished. Definitely my kind of leftovers.
Mr. Napping loved the ease of these leftovers and I loved not having to clean out his Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat Container when he came home. Consequently, we both love the simplicity of leftovers now.
Get ready to make some yummy Triple Bean and Chicken Stew on your next chilly day; also, don’t forget to pick up Reynolds™ Disposable Heat and Eat Containers at your local Walmart. Finally, Grab a coupon so you can save $1.00! You can find them in the food storage aisle by the Reynolds Wrap.