Capsule Kitchen in a Tiny Home - 30 Days to Simplicity: Day 17

Day 17 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.

It’s another grocery day. The list was a bit longer today. I added items to my Capsule Kitchen list on Day 14 so I picked up some green veggies. I can’t wait to add them to this evening’s meal.

Last Night’s Meal

Had another win with Day 16‘s “new” recipe. This is the original recipe:

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 15.5 oz. cans Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheese Monterrey Jack or Mexican Blend
  1. In a large pot, add broth, beans, chicken, green chilis, cumin, garlic powder, oregano and pepper.
  2. Simmer on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes, or until it is heated through.
  3. Right before serving, stir in sour cream and cheese until it is all blended and melted.

I made a few changes:

  • I took 2 cans of the white beans, along with a little chicken broth, and put them in the blender.
  • I skipped the cheese. The blended beans made the soup creamy.
  • I only had 3 cans of white beans, so our soup had black beans in it too. That’s what I get for not being specific with my list. ;)
  • I had a can of non-list diced green chilies still in the pantry. To make the broth I used Chicken-Better Than Bouillon. We topped the soup with broken tortilla chips.

Tonight’s Meal

I’m on a “new” recipe kick. Tonight I am trying a recipe I pinned last week. It’s Korean Beef Bowl. I’ll be adding steamed broccoli! (I’m so excited to have a green veggie for tonight’s meal.)

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Agree or Disagree?

I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli. George H.W. Bush

Does your family side with the former President?

4 Comments Capsule Kitchen in a Tiny Home - 30 Days to Simplicity: Day 17

  1. Picture of Tristin Tristin June 17, 2015

    Bennett just ate broccoli for dessert the night before last, so I think she’d disagree G.W.  ; )  I make a very similar Korean Beef recipe and it is consistently a winner with my family!  (I serve it over rice for the kids and James, but usually opt for shredded cabbage & carrots for myself.)

  2. Picture of Crissa Boyink Crissa Boyink June 17, 2015

    I bet the Korean Beef would be good over shredded cabbage and carrots. I may have to give that a try (I’m guessing my kids will stick to the rice, though).

  3. Picture of Lonna Lonna July 01, 2015

    I love broccoli. My family gets tired of it, but will readily accept it if I start getting too experimental in the veggie department. The Korean Beef does look very good and I will be trying that one reducing the sugar. I also really like the idea of shredded cabbage! Glad to see I’m not the only one!

  4. Picture of Crissa Boyink Crissa Boyink July 02, 2015


    Another sweet dish. I did use honey rather than brown sugar.  That won’t help your situation, though.

    When cabbage is in season at the Farmer’s Market I may add that to the meal as well.

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