Northern Bean Wight Chili

Thanks to Arby’s, I’m taking the week off from cooking this week, and I’m eating a turkey leg.

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Just kidding.

Last week’s episode didn’t make a whole lot of sense in many ways (i.e. Gendry is a cheetah?), but it sure was action-packed.  The Night King clearly has some sort of psychic abilities, and it seemed like Jon et al. were just pawns in his end game.

Based on the preview, it looks like Jon is in King’s Landing (because why not?), and they better have that stupid wight with them.  What a hare-brained plan, you guys.  Cirsei already knows zombie-people exist, and in fact, she employs them.  Enter Mountain.

This zombie dragon is a game-changer, and I’m worried about my other animal friends.  I wonder if the whole “3 headed dragons” thing means now.  In any case, Jon is still probably warming up from his l’il dip, so chili is on the menu– a Northern Bean Wight Chili, in fact.

Northern Bean Wight Chili

Olive oil
2 medium onions, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 cans mild green chilies
5 cloves garlic, crushed then chopped
4 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded (season with cumin, salt, pepper)
Cumin
Dried oregano
Chili Powder
48 oz. Great Northern Beans, undrained (Randall brand!! As in, Tarly).
4 cups of chicken broth
3 cups shredded Monterrey
Salt & pepper
Cilantro (optional)

In 3 tbsp of olive oil, salt and cook onion, carrot, and red pepper on medium for about 10 minutes, until translucent.  Add garlic and cook two minutes longer.  Add green chilies, cumin, dried oregano and cook for a few minutes longer.  Add beans and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Mix in remaining ingredients and serve with fresh cilantro.

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Bold predictions this week: things are not looking good for our friends at the Night’s Watch.  The fact that most of them made it out alive is ridiculous, but if that’s what it takes to make my Tormund / Brienne romance a reality, I’ll take it.  In all seriousness, I’m worried about Sansa.  If she doesn’t shape up, she’s toast. Or, Littlefinger’s gonna die.  I hope it’s the latter.

Adam Holt’s Bold Prediction: The Mountain kills Tyrion and the Wall comes crumblin’ down. End credits music: “Crumblin’ Down” by John Cougar.

Tim Paluch’s Bold Prediction: No one of any consequence dies, the Internet rolls its eyes in disgust and rage

Tim Wahl’s Bold Prediction: My hope is Euron has given Cersei either dragonbinder or the horn of winter and she gets a dragon or brings the wall down.

Josh Dreyer’s Bold Prediction: I predict that we finally get to hear the Night King speak, and he sounds like David Beckham

Phil Schriver’s Bold Prediction: Arya pays a visit to the White Walkers in wight-face.

Michelle Holley’s Bold Prediction: Arya kills Littlefinger, then takes his face and kills Cersei. Jon adopts the dragons. I just realized that Tyrion can’t ride the 3rd dragon anymore, and now my bold prediction is ruined.


Here we go!  It’s been a fun season, albeit the whole time thing.  I hope tonight’s episode brings us some resolution, because it’ll be awhile until we get our Thronesies again!

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