For those of you who don’t know, today is my favorite holiday. I have always loved dressing up in costumes for as long as I can remember so naturally Halloween is my favorite. There has never been a Halloween where I haven’t dressed up as something. This year my little family and I decided to dress up as characters from the show Riverdale. Melanie and I have been obsessed with Riverdale (and watch it every Wednesday) and when we were thinking of ideas for our costumes this was an easy choice for us to do. I went as Veronica Lodge in her River Vixens uniform, Melanie went as Betty Cooper, and our dog Kaia was reluctantly dressed as Jughead Jones. In the past we have dressed up as Piper and Alex from Orange is the New Black, black and white swans from Black Swan, and cats.
Another tradition that Melanie and I started doing three years ago was to make gluten free White Bean Chicken Chili on halloween. We always do the same easy recipe and its something we both look forward to having every year. What makes this recipe so great is it is a crock-pot recipe so you just have to throw everything in the pot and then let it cook! Here are the ingredients to add to the crock pot:
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
32oz low-sodium chicken stock
2 cans of white beans (15oz cans)
2 cans diced green chiles (4.5oz cans)
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 small yellow onion
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Throw all of this into a crock-pot and then cook it on high for 3 hours. Once it has cooked, just shred the chicken and then top the chili with fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, avocado, fresh chopped jalapeño, and fresh lime! It’s so easy and perfect for a cold fall night.
I love being able to have these little traditions with my family and can’t wait to continue them through the years for all of our holidays together.
What Halloween traditions do you have? Leave a comment below!