Christmas Day 13

Today was a relaxed day.  We spent the morning playing with homemade play dough.  My mom used to make this for us when I was a kid, and now I love to make it for RR.  He has so much fun making snakes and using his shape sorter toys as cookie cutters.  It stays good and soft for months as long as it is  in a bag in the fridge.   

Homemade play doh

Rhonda’s Play Dough

1 C. Flour
1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
1 C. Water
1/2 C. Salt
1 Tbsp Oil + food coloring

*Put all in a pan and mix.  Turn heat on medium.  Stir constantly.  Cook until dough pulls away from the sides.  Dump on wax paper and cool.  Store in bags in the fridge. 

Elfy attacked the gingerbread house last night.


Today was a dreary day outside so I decided to make soup for dinner.  I love when it finally gets cool enough in Texas to really enjoy a bowl of soup.  I got this recipe for white chili from my sister-in-law Carissa, and it is the best I have had. 


Carissa’s White Chili

1 Lb Chicken Breast cooked and shredded
1 Medium Onion chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 Cans Kidney Beans
1 Can Great Northern Beans
14 Oz. Chicken Broth
1-4 oz Can Chopped Green Chilis
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Cumin

**Add for the last 15 minutes of cooking**
1 1/2 C. Sour Cream
1 C. Whipping Cream

Bring everything except for the Sour Cream and Whipping Cream to a boil, simmer for 30 minutes.  Last 15 minutes add the Sour Cream and Whipping Cream.