I didn’t realize this until I was asked to be part of a group review for Polder’s Old World Market and had to pick out one of their beautifully crafted items. I first looked at my countertop utensil holder and then in my gadget drawer…and nada!
HOW could that have happened??
I look back at my childhood and remember wooden spoons being used for everything from cakes to chili when helping my mom in the kitchen…and then wondered how many plastic spoons I had used and broken in over 20 years of marriage.
Polder’s Old World Market has not only beautiful items, but each piece is hand made to order! You know how I love made in America items — and this company is part of that great tradition, being family owned and operated. They use REAL wood, so there can be variations in finished products but they are simply gorgeous. They finish them by hand rubbing them with an olive oil and beeswax creme for a smooth, lustrous finish that is easy to maintain…and the best part? Your handmade item arrives in less than two weeks!
So… I picked out a real beauty:
It’s beautiful scalloped edge and simple heart on the back make it a real step up from what my mother used to have…and is a little larger, making it perfect for use to everything from a crock pot to jumbo bowl of cookie dough!
Here is another thing I love –
OK — Let’s get down to the chicken chili! I used Wildtree Seasoning for it (you will hear more about that later) and whipped it up in the crock pot. This recipe was EASY to make and a keeper — and a little different than the recipe they share! I plan to whip out 5 or so freezer bags of this in the fall for simple suppers.
TIP: it calls for 1-2 pounds of diced chicken breast. I took a 3 pound package to the meat counter and asked the guy to trim it and dice it for me. They will do that for you at most stores, for no additional charge.
Crock Pot Chicken Chili
- 1-2 Lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
(2) 15 oz can chili beans in mild sauce, drained
1 can frozen corn
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp Wildtree Adobo Seasoning Blend
1 bag Wildtree Creamy Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix
4 oz cream cheese, softened
shredded cheddar and sour cream for topping
This is SOOOO easy to make! Dump it all into the crock pot except the cheese and sour cream. Cook covered on low 6-8 hours or on high 4 hours. Add cream cheese. Cook an additional 30 minutes on high. Stir to combine and then you are ready to serve!
We had it with cornmeal biscuits — and then ripped into it like a monkey on a cupcake!
I know what you are thinking…
“HOW can I get a spoon from Polder’s”? – because you know this recipe won’t work without it, right?
We have a giveaway! There will be a total of 4 winners!
- Grand Prize: Southern Belle Ladle, $68
- Second Prize: Small Serving Spoon Set, $54
- Third Prize: World’s Best Cookie Spatula, $28
- Fourth Prize: Simple Spatula in Black Walnut, $18