Fun Menu after a Hike…or Any Time! July 6, 2013 By Mary Ann Pickett Leave a Comment Mason Jars…”so Hottt right now.” My son, Tommy and I hiked to Crystal Lake in Mammoth Lakes, California. You can only get there on foot. I collected some wild flowers for the table on the way back. Early the next day, I started Chicken And White Bean Chili in the crock pot for Chicken Chili and Corn Bread in a Mason Jar. Recipe 2 lbs. boneless chicken breast cubed one onion, chopped three cloves garlic chopped one quart chicken broth 3 cans cannelli or white northern beans 1 tbs. cumin 1 tbs. herbes de Provence sea salt and pepper 1/2 package chopped kale with carrots Put it all in the crock pot and cook for eight hours (except the kale–I added it the last hour) If you want a thicker chili, you can mix two tbs. cornstarch with a little water and stir it in also during the last hour. Adjust the seasoning. I got the chili/corn bread in a mason jar idea from Yvonne at Stone Gable. Fill the jars with the slightly cooled chili to about 2/3 full.Top with the corn bread mixture (I just used Jiffy). Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes… during the last three minutes, I sprinkled grated cheddar cheese on top. If desired, serve with chopped cilantro, a drop of salsa and hot sauce on the side. Next time I make this, I think I will try it in French onion soup bowls. The day before, I made brownies that I sprinkled with chocolate chips. After the pan cooled… I spread soften vanilla ice cream on the brownies. Then decorated it with more chips and popped it back into the freezer to serve after dinner the next day (so easy). We deserved it (sort of) after our hike around Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes. My daughter, Alie said we looked like an L.L. Bean advertisement. Linda Davis, Phoenix television personality who covers simple entertaining, mentioned my blog on her show HERE! Hope you are enjoying your summer!Participating in Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays Related posts: Five Awesome Finds, Peppers Stuffed With Cheese, A Great Book and More The Top Classic Casual Home Posts Of 2021 May Surprise You Have You Seen Cindy’s California Spanish Estate?